LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - A man was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso at County Line Mobile Home Park in Lee County, Alabama on Feb. 6.
The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Fletcher Lewayne Tolbert, who resided in the mobile home his body was found in.
The mobile home park is located on Highway 29 North, near the Chambers County line.
Neighbors say they heard gunshots around 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, but a call was not made to the police until 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
“Responding deputies went to the scene and did find a thirty-five year old male on the porch of his residence," Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones, said.
He said the exact number of gunshot wounds is unknown, and the victim’s body is being sent to Montgomery for an autopsy.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Department is investigating this as a homicide.
“Sweet, caring,” Ashley Tyson, a friend of the Tolbert’s, said. “He was always there. He was a great friend. He was a great person. It’s hard to even imagine someone would do this to him.”
Tyson said her sister was dating Tolbert and that the two lived together.
“She loved him, and it’s so hard," she said. “She knows that that’s my best friend, and when we look at each other, we both just break down.”
Police have also said Tolbert was an employee of Mando American Corporation in Opelika and worked the shift that ended at 11:00 p.m. on Feb. 5.
Sheriff Jones said the investigation in Tolbert’s death is still in the early stages.
“We don’t have a specific suspect or person of interest at this time, nor do we have a vehicle,” he said.
He said the sheriff’s department does not believe there is an ongoing threat to the surrounding community.
Tyson urged people to think of her and her family during this time.
“I just ask everyone to keep us in their prayers because my sister, it’s hurting her a lot,” she said.