Missing Evergreen man was found dead in Alabama River

Monroe County sheriff says Faulkner died from self-inflicted wound

The seven-day search for a missing Conecuh County man came to a sad end Monday morning when his remains were recovered from the Alabama River at Claiborne.

According to Monroe County Sheriff Tom Boatwright, searchers found the body of John Derek Faulkner Sunday around 9:30 a.m. near the Claiborne-Murphy Bridge. Faulkner, a 40-year-old Evergreen resident, was reported missing Monday of last week by the Conecuh County Sheriff's Department.

Conecuh County investigators said that they'd "pinged" Faulkner's cellphone Monday of last week at a location near the Alabama River at Claiborne and requeste...