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9-year-old waits in woods all night then leads officers to mother’s body

Published: Dec. 1, 2021 at 1:01 PM CST
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DALEVILLE, Ala. (WTVY) - Law enforcement in Daleville tell us they were able to locate the body of a missing woman on Tuesday thanks to help from her 9-year-old son.

The Daleville Department of Public Safety has identified her as 35-year-old Angela Marie Hosmun-Duvall.

Duvall, formerly Hosmun, was involved in a hit-and-run Monday night around 9 PM

Her body was found by a creek near her parents’ home.

Her son fell asleep near the creek with his mother and woke up to find his way home.

He then led detectives to exactly where his mother’s body was after drawing a map.

“This hits home,” said Chief Allen Medley with the Daleville Department of Public Safety. “I have grandkids that are close to his age, and I couldn’t imagine that little boy going through what he did to come back and be strong and to help us do our investigation and be able to locate his mother.”

Duvall’s body has been sent to the Department of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy.

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