Body found at Alcoa now a homicide investigation

Published: Feb. 18, 2014 at 9:24 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 25, 2014 at 11:48 AM CST
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The Warrick County Sheriff confirms that the death of man whose body was found Monday at Alcoa is now a homicide investigation. 

Officials suspect that the body of 35-year-old Joseph Nelson, of Martinsville, Indiana, was brought into the facility with a load of coal on a rail car or coal truck.

The coal comes into Alcoa from various sites.

No word yet on how Nelson was killed.

An autopsy was performed Monday evening.

Authorities say Nelson was identified through fingerprints after his body was found, but they do not believe he was killed on the property.

Sheriff Brett Kruse says Alcoa is not at all involved in the incident, other than the fact that the body was found there.

During the course of this investigation, officials have been retracing nelson's whereabouts in the past several weeks. 14 News has learned that Nelson was recently released from a county jail in Indiana.

14 News is continuing to follow these developments. We will have the latest on air, online at and on mobile with the 14 News mobile app.

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