In June 2021, the murder of two men discovered in a burned car in Butler County remains a mystery. Information about changes that might earn a $12,500 reward
A logging group working in woods discovered a burned-out automobile on Saturday June 2, according to Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond. The car was found off Mt. Pisgah Road, west of Starlington, and well off to the northwest of the I-65 Exit 114, the Georgiana-Starlington exit. There were initially reports that the bodies were discovered in the vehicle's trunk, but Bond said it was not the case.
Bond said at the time that the fire damage was so severe that quick identification of the vehicle and the bodies was not possible. The Evergreen Police Department was involved in the investigation if there was a connection to the case of two men who were reported missing a day earlier.
Two men from Evergreen, in Conecuh County, were later identified as the victims: Devante Ladalvin Section, 28, and Isiah Ryhem Maxwell, 28.
In mid-March, Central Alabama Crimestoppers received information leading to a legal disagreement. On March 29, Gov. Kay Ivey announced that the state would offer a $10,000 reward "for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s" in this case, provided that no arrest has been made as of the date of this proclamation, and that eligibility for this reward shall be limited to private citizens who are not members or employees of any government law enforcement agency or the relatives thereof."
Anyone with information is asked to call the Butler County Sheriff's Office at 334-382-6521 or Central Alabama Crime Stoppers at 334-215-STOP (7867) or 1-833-AL1-STOP.