2 Alabama juveniles charged after 71-year-old’s body found in hand-dug grave 08/01/2022 3:47 pm PDT Comments (File) CHILTON COUNTY, Ala. (TCD) -- Two juvenile males were charged after the body of a 71-year-old man was discovered in a grave dug by hand. According to a news release from the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office, on Thursday, May 5, deputies responded to a wooded area near Alabama Highway 145 to a report of a suspicious incident. At the scene, authorities reportedly found Thomas Creel’s body in a hand-dug grave. The Sheriff’s Office said the body was "partially decomposed." The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences reportedly identified the body as Creel’s, and his death was ruled a homicide. Upon further investigation, the Sheriff’s Office said two juvenile males, whose names were not disclosed, were charged with first-degree murder and burglary. Chilton County Sheriff John Shearon told the Birmingham Real-Time News that the suspects and the victim knew each other. MORE: News Release - Chilton County Sheriff’s OfficeBody found in Chilton County makeshift grave ID’d as 71-year-old; 2 juveniles charged in slaying - Birmingham Real-Time News TRUE CRIME DAILY: THE PODCAST covers high-profile and under-the-radar cases every week. Subscribe to our YouTube page for podcasts, exclusive videos, and more. #Alabama #Instagram Related Stories Woman arrested after missing Alabama couple's remains found in Florida Oklahoma couple arrested after toddler's remains found burned in vacant lot Former NFL player Kevin Ware charged with murder of girlfriend who was missing for a year 2 people charged after missing woman’s mummified remains found in Alabama storage shed Florida man arrested after his missing girlfriend’s remains found in forest Missing Ohio man’s remains discovered in tote bag in garage Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.