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Homicide Investigation


Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff



February 2, 2017


Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today that the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division will be initiating a cold case homicide investigation. The investigation is based on the discovery of human remains on Southard Rd in Gurley, Alabama on 10/23/2011. The remains were initially discovered by persons living in that area who then notified the Sheriff’s Office. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded and took possession of the remains to begin the identification process. Through several forensic analysis techniques the race, sex, and age were identified. After this process was complete, it was discovered that a missing person’s report was filed with the city of Huntsville Police Department on 4/10/2010 closely matching the description that was received from the forensic analysis. Based on this analysis and the physical description on the missing person report, DNA samples from family members of the missing person were submitted to the University of North Texas. This analysis confirmed that the remains were identified as being those of Adan Enrique Medrano, born in 1981. We are requesting that anybody having contact with Mr. Medrano during the period of time he disappeared contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office to assist with this investigation.

Questions concerning this release may be directed to Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Capt. Michael Salomonsky (256) 533-8820.