US Hundreds of FedEx packages were found tossed into an Alabama ravine, sheriff says
FedEx kerfuffle: Investigation continues into hundreds of packages dumped in Alabama ravine
After hundreds of FedEx packages were dumped into a wooded ravine in northcentral Alabama, law enforcement and FedEx are continuing to investigate.Between 300-400 boxes of different sizes were found in the area looking as though they had been “thrown off a ravine”, the Blount County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Hundreds of FedEx packages were discovered discarded in a ravine Wednesday in Blount County, Alabama, some 40 miles northeast of Birmingham, according to the local sheriff's office.
Deputies responded Wednesday afternoon to a ravine on private property, where they discovered 300 to 400 FedEx packages of assorted sizes that appeared to have been thrown into the ravine, the Blount County Sheriff's Office said in a statement on Facebook.
"Hopefully we will have some answers soon," the office said.
FedEx Driver Questioned After Hundreds of Packages Found in Alabama Woods
The Blount County Sheriff's Office first reported the incident last Wednesday when they said that "300-400 boxes of assorted sizes" were found in a ravine.The Blount County Sheriff's Office in Alabama said in a Facebook post on Monday that "There have been many questions coming in, mainly from media, regarding the FedEx debacle. Investigators have been speaking to FedEx security personnel and the driver has been identified and questioned.
An area manager for FedEx responded to the scene, the sheriff's office said, and the company "sent multiple trucks and drivers from all over the south" who were set to begin loading the packages at sunrise Thursday.
An update by the sheriff's office Thursday morning said officials were "making a dent" in the cleanup and recovery effort.
CNN has reached out to FedEx for comment.
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