Jose Efrain Dubon Rodriguez

The body found along I-22 on Mother's Day has been identified as Ernamy Padilla, 39, of Pinson. 

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Padilla's death has been classified as a homicide and a warrant has been issued for a suspect, Jose Afrain Dubon Rodriguez. This warrant is for murder and there will be no bond issued, once Rodriguez is apprehended, according to the sheriff's office. 

According to the sheriff's office, Rodriguez may have fled the area. 

If anyone has any information on Rodriguez or his whereabouts, they should contact Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777 or call 911. There is a reward in this case for a tip that leads to an arrest. 

Padilla leaves behind three children. Her body was found in a vehicle near Exit 89 on I-22 on May 12.

Rachel Davis is the editor and general manager of The North Jefferson News. She can be reached at editor@njeffersonnews.com or by calling 205.631.8716. 

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