Police identify body found at Huntsville gas station


Huntsville Police have identified the man who died at a Huntsville gas station.

The body of 52-year-old David Wayne Vann Junior was found Tuesday morning at the Vulcan gas station at the intersection of Bob Wallace Avenue and Patton Road.

Police believe Vann was homeless. They say video from a nearby business shows Vann walking around the area and determined foul play was not a factor in his death.

Lt. Michael Johnson, Huntsville Police Department PIO, said, “Our investigators believe alcohol was a main variable in what prompted his death, but in addition to that, the coroner, after his examination also added that hypothermia was an added ingredient to that.”

Huntsville Police say they try to combat homelessness by working with people who struggle with substance abuse and mental health.

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