Autauga Co. Family Seeks Answers For Loved-One's Death


By Catalina Trivino

Today marks one year since an Autauga County man was found dead in the woods in Deatsville... and as his family seeks answers for solving their loved-one's death, they're also bringing attention to the case...





"Not knowing what happened to him... that's the worst part," Said the victim's sister, Marie Woods.

It was nearly two months ago when the Cutcher family received this official death certificate saying 47-year old Michael Cutcher's death is undetermined.

"It hurts too much, but the fact that it's undetermined, I don't buy it. Somebody knows what happened," Said Cutcher's niece, Star Hewitt.

Family members say he was last seen June 29, 2012 at a Chevron gas station off Highway 14. Over a week later, his truck was seen abandoned at a Citgo gas station. It's where his family says they found his cellphone, wallet and other personal items. His body was left for dead on a trail located across the street from the gas station.

Hewitt, says she's not convinced about what's been labeled as his death.

"It just doesn't make sense how he ended up where he was, what happened to him... there's a lot of questions as far as the whole situation goes," Said Hewitt.

It's why the family is calling attention to the case... hoping someone has answers.

On Sunday, more than a dozen of Cutcher's family and friends gathered for a memorial service. A banner was placed near the area he was found, asking drivers to report any information they have to police. It was followed with a prayer, then a balloon release.

"I just want to know what happened to him... I'm trying not to cry, I'm sorry. I just wish he could tell me what happened, how he got there," Said Derek Woods, who is the victim's nephew.

The family says they hope to get answers as they ask for the community's support.

Alabama News Network contacted the Autauga County Sheriff's Office. They did not comment on the investigation.

If you have any information on the case, you can call the Autauga County Sheriff's Office at 334-361-2500.

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