Oxford death investigation

Oxford police and other public safety workers at the Oxford Exchange shopping center June 11, where a death investigation was underway. Two fishermen had found a body in the quarry behind the center, police said.

Police on Monday released the name of a man who was found dead last week behind an Oxford shopping center.

According to Capt. L.G. Owens, the man was 37-year-old Corey Edwin Gossett of Anniston.

Owens said police determined that Gossett had been behind the store since June 7 based on surveillance camera footage.

Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown said authorities believe Gossett died of natural causes. Owens said Gossett’s body was sent to a laboratory at the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Huntsville for an autopsy, and police were waiting Monday for the results.

Contact Staff Writer Amalia Kortright at 256-235-3563.

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