A Sipsey man was arrested after the body of a person who had been dead for days was found inside a Walker County home.
The Walker County Sheriff's Office said 61-year-old Leandrew Smith Jr. was charged with 'abuse of corpse.'
Deputies responded to 4th Avenue West in Sipsey in regards to a family member found dead inside the home.
The sheriff's office said investigators found that another person was living inside the home without reporting the death of the individual, who had died days before.
"Treating a human corpse in a way that would outrage ordinary family sensibilities is a Class C Felony," the sheriff's office said in a Facebook post.
The sheriff's office said it is working to determine the cause and manner of death, as well as if any other individuals were involved.
An autopsy will be performed by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.
The sheriff's office said Smith was taken to the county jail where he remains on a $10,000 cash only bond.