According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, a body was discovered alongside U.S. Highway 411, near the former Weiss Lake Egg Company. On Monday, February 29, 2016, a motorist called to report what appeared to be a body. Investigators with the Cherokee County Major Crimes Unit, JSU Center for Applied Science, and Alabama State Troopers responded and processed the scene. The body is identified to be that of Donald Keener, 54, of Centre. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Cherokee County Coroner Jeremy Deaton. The deceased will be transported to Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy. The cause of death is pending, and the case remains under investigation by the Major Crimes Unit.