Alabama police notice ‘foul odor’ before finding man dead under his own home

Tyler Mitchell By Tyler Mitchell Jun12,2024

DOTHAN, Ala. (TCD) — A couple stands accused of killing a 54-year-old man this month and leaving his body underneath his own home.

According to the Dothan Police Department, on May 8, officers responded to a residence on Coe Dairy Road to perform a welfare check on Patrick Parrish after an “unusual amount of time passed” with no contact from the man. Upon their arrival, police “noticed a foul odor” coming from the home.

Officers knocked on the door, but no one answered. They eventually found Parrish’s body underneath the house. Police said the “positioning of the body was indicative of foul play.” The Alabama Department of Forensic Science in Montgomery will determine how Parrish died, but his death has been ruled a homicide.

Police learned 33-year-old Courtney Ingram and 31-year-old Richard Bishop Jr. were the last people to see Parrish alive. The couple was reportedly seen leaving in the victim’s truck, which was missing from Parrish’s home. Investigators found the vehicle days later in Eufaula, Alabama.

According to police, officials gathered enough evidence to arrest and charge Ingram and Bishop on one count of murder each. The Eufaula Police Department, with the help of a Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office deputy, found Bishop and Ingram in Eufaula and turned them over to Dothan Police on the night of May 18.

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Tyler Mitchell

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  1. How could someone be capable of such a heinous crime like hiding a body under their own house? It’s truly shocking and disturbing.

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