BY BRUCE BRANUM
The Greenville Standard
Family and friend’s hopes were let down on Sunday, Sept. 4, after a missing person report to the Butler County Sherriff’s Office and subsequent search led to the discovery of the body of Christopher Hasty.
Hasty, a male, age 49 lived in the 13,000 block of Ridge Road.
According to Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond, on Friday, Sept. 2, the Butler County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) received a call about a missing person, which was Hasty.
The BCSO responded and began a search, which started Friday and ended Sunday around 2 p.m. when Hasty’s body was found.
The BCSO was aided by military personnel, a helicopter from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, and Alabama Conservation Enforcement officers.
Bond indicated that Hasty’s body was found by military personnel a couple hundred yards from his residence down a very steep cliff of 150 feet.
Bond said that to his understanding, Hasty worked for the military but was a civilian employee.
The cause of death is under investigation and awaiting determination from the Alabama Department of State Forensics.