By Sam Poe
Friday, October 24, 2014 | 12:09 AM
Last weekend, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department received an emergency call asking for assistance to County Highway 141 in Haleyville for an unconscious male. When first responders arrived on the scene, they discovered Anthony Scott Webb had been fatally shot in his bed inside his home.
According to Marion County Sheriff Kevin Williams, initial autopsy results have been received from the Forensic Science Lab in Huntsville. These results showed Webb did not die from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, officially starting the homicide investigation. Officials have not been able to pinpoint an exact time for the murder at this time, but they do know it was between the hours of 10 p.m. Saturday night and 9 a.m. Sunday morning when the call was made to the Sheriff’s Department. Webb had stayed alone at the residence the night the incident occurred. Webb’s wife stayed at her mother’s house which is located behind the Webb residence. She was unable to contact Webb and went home around 9 a.m. Sunday when she found him unconscious.
Officials discovered a few missing personal items from the home including some loose change and Webb’s wallet. However, there was no sign of forced entry into the home.
Sheriff Williams stated they have formed a task force for this investigation. It is comprised of members from the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the Marion/Winston District Attorney’s Office, the Bear Creek Police Department, and the Haleyville Police Department. Williams stated they have worked endlessly on this case this week, but at this time the team still has a lot of unanswered questions. Additional results from the autopsy and toxicology tests are expected, and Williams and his team hope those results provide additional details into what occurred in Webb’s residence during the homicide.