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Hundreds of FedEx Packages Discovered in Woods


An Alabama sheriff is trying to figure out how hundreds of FedEx packages ended up dumped in the woods. An estimated 300 to 400 packages of various sizes were found in a ravine near the small town of Hayden on Wednesday, the Blount County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement, the AP reports. Deputies were sent to guard the scene about 30 miles north of Birmingham until FedEx workers could arrive to pick up the packages, Sheriff Mark Moon said. FedEx sent multiple trucks and drivers from across the South to load the packages, Moon said.

Photos posted on the sheriff’s Facebook page show the packages strewn about the forest and piled at the bottom of a wooded hillside. Natasha Abney told WBMA that her neighbor found the boxes on his property. “I mean it was just a river of boxes,” Abney said, “some busted open, some not.” The sheriff said he hoped to have answers soon. “We are taking steps to recover and transport the affected packages as quickly as possible,” Memphis, Tennessee-based FedEx said in a statement provided Friday. “In addition to cooperating with law enforcement, we are conducting a review of this situation and will take the appropriate action.”

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