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Details Released In Odon Murder
Updated February 21, 2015 1:48 PM | Filed under: Crime
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(ODON) - A man being sought by police in Daviess County in connection with the homicide of Travis Woodruff was positively identified by Alabama authorities as the same person who committed suicide on I-10 near Mobile.

Daviess County Sheriff Jerry Harbstreit says the Baldwin County coroner positively identified the victim as 40-year-old Jeffrey Dyer of Odon.

Police found the body of 33-year-old Woodruff outside of his home on Edwards Lane in Odon last Wednesday night. According to an autopsy report Woodruff died from a shotgun wound.

Sheriff Harbstreit says that Woodruff had been standing in front of a glass door when the shot went through the door and struck him. He then fell outside of the home where his body was later discovered.

The Daviess County Sheriff's Office was called to the scene and Dyer was identified as a person of interest.

The sheriff's department then put out a request for other agencies to be on the look out for Dyer's black Ford F-150 with a volunteer fire department sticker in the rear window.

Deputies in Alabama spotted the vehicle Thursday afternoon and stopped the vehicle on I-10.

As officers approached the truck, Dyer took out a shotgun and killed himself.

Investigations continues in Daviess County into Woodruff's death.

"We don't know if the same weapon was used to kill both men," says Harbstreit. "We hope maybe the forensics will help provide that answer. We cannot say yet that Dyer was responsible for Woodruff's death. We don't want to jump to a wrong answer and then find out that there is a killer on the loose. We are still interviewing people and assessing the information we have picked up from some search warrants. We hope that once all of the evidence from both Odon and Alabama is processed we will be able to come up with the right conclusion."

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