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Opp family loses three family members in two days

On the evening of Thursday, July 30 the Opp Police Department received a call from Opp resident Amanda Hines, after she found her brother deceased at a residence of the 700 Block of Hardin Street.  Officers arrived on scene and located Keith Hines, 48, deceased inside a bedroom of the residence.

While officers were looking around outside the residence, investigators located Marquez Henderson, 34, deceased in the back yard. Henderson is the son of Amanda Hines.

This is one day after Hines’ older brother, Bernard Hines, passed away at Mizell Hospital.

Preliminary investigation did not reveal any obvious signs of violence at this time.  Investigators executed a search warrant of the residence and the individuals were transported to Alabama Department of Forensic Science for an autopsy in an effort to determine the cause of death.

The Opp Police Department was assisted by the Covington County District Attorney’s Office, State Bureau of Investigation, Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences and the Covington County Drug Task Force.

“We would like to thank the Opp Fire Department and Haynes Ambulance Service for their assistance,” said OPD Chief Kevin Chance.