Troy man charged with murder after body is found near bridge


TROY, Ala. (WDHN) — The Troy Police Department arrested a man Saturday in their investigation into a dead man left near the Conecuh River Bridge.

Police found the body of Xezabeya Quintez Demond Grandberry, 27, Friday morning after responding to a report of a man down on U.S. 29 South, just south of the bridge. Grandberry’s body was left in tall grass with numerous bullet wounds from small caliber handgun.

After gathering more evidence, investigators identified of Leon Jarmarcus Wilmore, 27, of Troy as their suspect after learning of an argument at a party Thursday night.

After speaking to investigators Saturday, police arrested Wilmore on an outstanding alias warrant for contempt of court, later getting an arrest warrant for the murder charge Sunday while he was in the Troy City Jail.

Wilmore is currently in the Pike County Jail on $100,000 bond for his murder charge.

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