Officers say he led them to a shallow grave where they found the remains of a woman. They believe the body is Samantha McNorton of Sunset, who was last seen in a Runaway Bay store on November 2nd.
She was reported missing by her family last Tuesday. The body was found northeast of Decatur early yesterday. Positive I.D. has not been made but authorities say the body had tattoos similar to McNorton's. Investigators believe Malone was the last person seen with McNorton.
Malone has a lengthy record in several area counties including numerous charges of aggravated assault on family members.