Son charged with father’s murder after missing person investigation leads to body (St. Clair County)


John Shane Patterson mugshot (St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office)

The St. Clair County’s Sheriff’s Office assisted the Riverside Police Department in a missing persons investigation that led to the discovery of a body in a wooded area.

Investigators found evidence of a possible homicide and discovered the body of John W. Patterson, 76, in a wooded area on Police Camp Road in Riverside.

Officers arrested John Shane Patterson, son of John W. Patterson, and charged him with murder. He is currently in the St. Clair County Jail in Pell City and awaiting bond.