HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Authorities say an Alabama man has been charged in connection with his father’s death.

A Madison County Sheriff’s Office news release says 31-year-old Eric Jones was charged with murder.

Sheriff Blake Dorning tells news outlets that a family member contacted investigators Friday and reported that Eric’s father, 55-year-old Anthony Jones, had not been seen since Dec. 19.

Eric was pulled over by deputies and taken to jail on unrelated warrants.

The father’s body was found in Paint Rock River. Authorities have not released details about the cause of death.

News outlets did not report on if Eric has a lawyer.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.