2 friends of missing Alabama man accused in his death

CULLMAN, Ala. – Two friends of a man who was missing have been charged with the murder after his body was found, buried in the garden of a home in Alabama.

The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office and Hartselle police on Tuesday announced the charges against Andrew Jacob Maresh, 19, and Tyler, Stephen Hudson, 20, in the death of the 22-year-old Daniel Ray Osborn II, reported. Osborn’s family and friends said in a Facebook post Tuesday morning, the accused men were his friends, and had also shared messages and a member of the Facebook group to help find him.

Osborn’s family said on Facebook that he was last seen on Feb. 3. On Feb. 20, she wrote that his car was found in a Baileyton junkyard with a flat tire.

Sheriff Matt Gentry said investigators responded to a home in the Fairview community on Monday and found Osborn’s body. Gentry not release a motive or cause of death, but said that the investigation is ongoing.

The authorities have not said what led to the arrest of Maresh and Hudson. Both men are held without bond and it is unclear whether they have lawyers.

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