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(BREAKING) Body found in abandoned, burned home in Pine Hill

A body has been found inside an abandoned Pine Hill residence.

The Alabama Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division Arson/ Code Bureau (ALDOI) arrived at the scene on Sand Pit Rd. at approximately 8:15 Wednesday evening, along with the Wilcox County Sheriff’s Dept. and Pine Hill PD.

The body of Demarcus Coleman was first discovered by family members. One man claiming to be Coleman’s uncle said that the house had become demented by fire just week’s prior to the deceased being found. However, there was no evidence of Coleman inside the home when the fire occured.

At this time, the cause of death has not been determined.

Read the full story in next week’s edition of THE WILCOX PROGRESSIVE ERA.


  1. Cousin on March 16, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Thats my cousin. Never knew him but i did know of him. Nickname is PeetMarc

  2. Little Cuz on April 25, 2018 at 11:00 am

    That was my big cousin from Alabama. I love him and he will always be an amazing person. ♥️ Rest in Heaven PeteMark

  3. Nay Nay on July 11, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Kylah misses you like crazy….as her grandmother I’ll always make sure she knows how much you loved her!! She was your FIRST born…and even death can’t break the bond yall had💕💝🕊💯💙💗….#restWellPeteMark😘

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