A FedEx logo marks the determination of 1 of the company's organisation halfway successful Chicago, connected March 19, 2009 . (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
JEMISON, Ala.—Nearly 2 twelve FedEx packages person been recovered dumped successful woods on a agrarian roadworthy successful an Alabama municipality astir 75 miles from a ravine wherever hundreds of undelivered FedEx parcels antecedently were discovered, constabulary said Wednesday.
Police successful the municipality of Jemison said successful a connection connected societal media that astir 20 packages destined for locations connected 9 antithetic roads were discovered.
“We are successful the process of contacting officials with Fed Ex truthful that they tin analyse this concern and interaction their customers,” constabulary said.
It wasn’t wide however agelong the items had been connected the roadside oregon whether determination was immoderate nexus to an earlier find successful Blount County adjacent Hayden, wherever Sheriff Mark Moon said a FedEx Ground operator dumped packages into a ravine successful the woods astatine slightest six times.
Moon said Tuesday that determination are astir 450 victims aft hundreds of packages were discovered dumped past month.
“This volition not beryllium an casual oregon accelerated lawsuit to close,” Moon said. “Again I americium asking for patience from our citizens arsenic our investigators enactment done this case.”
The driver, whose sanction hasn’t been released, has been identified and questioned, Moon said.
Memphis, Tennessee-based FedEx said successful a connection that the idiosyncratic progressive was nary longer providing work for FedEx Ground and added it was cooperating with instrumentality enforcement connected its investigation.
“The information of our customers’ shipments is simply a apical precedence and we are committed to treating our customers’ packages with the utmost care,″ FedEx said, adding that it would present recovered packages wherever imaginable and question solution for immoderate damaged shipments.
The ravine is astir 30 miles northbound of Birmingham. The find was made connected backstage spot adjacent the tiny municipality of Hayden, Moon said.
Following the discovery, deputies guarded the site, and FedEx sent aggregate trucks and drivers from crossed the South to instrumentality distant the packages, according to the sheriff.