Robbery investigation leads to murder charges against couple

A robbery investigation has led to the discovery of a body and the arrest of a couple.

The robbery happened Saturday at Babe’s Lounge in Attalla, and authorities have arrested the couple in Panama City Beach, Fla.

They have charged Elizabeth Austin of Horton with the murder of a relative, identifying her as 60-year-old Judith Carranza.

The Gadsden Times reports someone reported Carranza missing eight days ago. Her body surfaced yesterday in a shallow grave off Cove Springs Road.

Authorities have also charged 31-year-old Curtis Austin in the case. The police chief says he stands accused of the robbery.