US FedEx driver dumped packages at least 6 times into Alabama ravine, sheriff says
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In a press conference Wednesday morning, law enforcement officials said the shooting was purely "an act of suicidal murder."Police say that Brandon Scott Hole, the 19-year-old Indianapolis man who fatally shot eight people at a FedEx Ground facility on the city's southwest side in April — including several members of the Sikh community — had planned the attack for at least nine months.
Authorities investigating the discovery ofhave questioned the driver they think is responsible -- and believe the driver dumped packages there at least six times, a sheriff said Tuesday.
The investigation began November 24, when sheriff's deputies in northern Alabama's Blount County found 300 to 400 packages in a ravine on private property, the county sheriff's department said.
On Monday, the sheriff said a driver who investigators believed was responsible had been identified and questioned.
Investigators then "determined that the driver dumped at least six times," making FedEx the victim of six property theft cases, Sheriff Mark Moonin a Facebook post Tuesday.
Hundreds of FedEx packages found in ravine in Alabama
Don’t tell this ravine about supply chain issues. Hundreds of FedEx packages were found in a ravine in Alabama on Wednesday.“It appears 300-400 boxes of assorted sizes have been thrown off a ravine,” the Blount County Sheriff said in a Facebook post. © Blount County Sheriff's Office Hundreds of packages were delivered to a ravine. Hundreds of packages were delivered to a ravine.
The name of the driver wasn't released, and no arrest or charges have been announced. The sheriff's office also has not released any information about a suspected motive.
"This will not be an easy or fast case to close. ... I am asking for patience from our citizens as our investigators work through this case," Moon's post reads. FedEx sent workers and trucks to the ravine last week to begin recovering and distributing the packages. The property is about 40 miles outside Birmingham.
The questioned driver "is no longer providing service on behalf of FedEx Ground," FedEx said Tuesday in a prepared statement.
"We regret the inconvenience this situation has caused and appreciate our customers' understanding throughout the package recovery process," the company's statement reads. "Where possible, recovered packages are being delivered to the intended recipients.
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