Lee County Homicide Investigation

Lee County, AL deputies are investigating the suspicious death of a Beauregard man. The death was initially reported as a possible suicide.

When investigators arrived on the scene, they found Joe Erskine Webb dead from a single gunshot wound to the head.

He was in the bedroom of his Highway 51 home.

A .22 caliber revolver was found close to the victim and has been submitted to the Alabama crime lab for analysis.

Investigators, however, says circumstances indicate foul play and the death is being treated as a homicide.