Silverhill death ruled suicide

Baldwin County investigators seek information about man whose body was found in June off Alabama 104


SILVERHILL, Alabama — The dead body found in June off Alabama 104 in Silverhill has been identified as a Robertsdale man and autopsy results show he took his own life, according to a release issued Thursday by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Department Investigations Command.

On June 9, the body of a man was found in a wooded area off Alabama 104 and McPhillips Road in Silverhill. Silverhill Police and Baldwin County Sheriff’s units responded to investigate.

The body was sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy. According to the release, the results of the autopsy showed the manner of death as suicide. The person was identified as 31-year-old Chad William Batterson of Robertsdale.

Baldwin County Investigators are asking for anyone that had contact with Batterson or knew his whereabouts prior to June 9, should contact BCSO Investigation’s Command, 251-972-8589.