A Pell City man was arrested and charged in the murder of his own sister this morning.
The Pell City Police Department reports Brett Christopher Love, 30, of Pell City, is charged with murder.
Mr. Love is accused in the death of his sister, Lindsey Michelle Love, 29, of Pell City.
Officers responded to the 100 block of 31st Street in Pell City around 3 a.m., after a third party called and said a woman there was distressed. When they arrived, they found the body of Ms. Love inside an apartment.
A search for a suspect began, and deputies with the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office located the suspect, Mr. Love, in an area near Pleasant Valley Drive and I-20 in Pell City. He was arrested without incident.
The PCPD says the victim was not a shooting, and a forensics investigation will determine the official cause of death.
Newton said police cannot respond to the method of murder or anything about the scene, as it is tied into the investigation. However, neighbors say the murder was gruesome.
Police say there were no indications that Mr. Love was unstable prior to the incident.
A child was inside the apartment at the time of the crime, but was uninjured.
Newton called this a "very unusual crime," noting that there haven't been any homicides in Pell City in several years.
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