The body found on the property of a vacant residence located at 578 Howell Hill Road in Flintville has been positively identified as Sharon Michelle Copeland, a Huntsville resident who was reported missing on June 30. Her body was found in Flintville on July 27. Before disappearing, Copeland was last seen in the Ivy Avenue area of Huntsville. Copeland’s death is being investigated by the HPD as a homicide. Huntsville police have arrested Charles Price Preston, a Madison County man who was identified by the police as a person of interest in this case, and charged him with murder.

This murder charge marks Preston’s eighteenth arrest since 2011.

Police are asking anyone with information pertaining to this case to call 256-427-5448.