Huntsville teen missing 51 days believed to have been found dead in Sylacauga: 4 adults arrested

By Howard Koplowitz

Ja’Marious Quvonn Logan

A body found on a Sylacauga property Thursday is believed to be that of Ja’Marious Logan, a 15-year-old Huntsville boy who had been missing for 51 days, police said Friday.

Four suspects have been charged in connection with Logan’s death, including 33-year-old Latorrie Gaddis, who was captured by the U.S. Marshals Service’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Alexander City.

Gaddis, who was already being sought by Huntsville police on two unrelated second-degree assault warrants, is facing capital murder and kidnapping charges for Ja’Marious’ death, said Sgt. Jack Pugh.

Latoya Wells, 37, and Corie Wilson, 33, are charged with kidnapping in connection with their alleged involvement in Logan’s disappearance.

Gaddis’ wife, 34-year-old Deserea Pilar Cunningham was taken into custody Friday afternoon by authorities in Sylacauga.

She was booked in the Talladega County Jail on a charge of hindering prosecution.

Cunningham will be extradited to Huntsville and booked into the Madison County Jail on the charge at a later date, said police spokeswoman Sydney Martin.

The suspects and Ja’Marious were acquaintances, Pugh said.

The body has been sent to the state forensics lab in Montgomery for an autopsy.

Dental and DNA records are also being gathered to positively identify the body, Pugh said, but police believe it is Ja’Marious.

The teen’s cause of death is still being determined but police are considering his death a homicide.

One of Ja’Marious’ family members contacted Huntsville police on Sept. 27 to report him missing, police said.

The investigation revealed the teen was last seen in the late hours of Sept. 25.

Police contacted the Alabama Fugitive Center to put out an emergency alert for Ja’Marious.

The department followed leads that led them to a Sylacauga property where the body was found.

Investigators are still determining exactly when and where Ja’Marious died.

The investigation remained ongoing as of Friday, said Pugh, and the department anticipates additional arrests in Madison and Talladega counties.