Hundreds of FedEx packages are found in Alabama woods

<p><p>HAYDEN, Ala. — An Alabama sheriff is trying to figure out how hundreds of FedEx packages ended up dumped in the woods.</p></p><p><p>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.</p></p><p><p>Deputies were sent to guard the scene until FedEx workers could arrive to pick up the packages, Sheriff Mark Moon said.</p></p><p><p>FedEx sent multiple trucks and drivers from across the South to load up the packages, Moon said.</p></p><p><p>Photos posted on <a href=”″ target=”—blank”>the sheriff’s Facebook page</a> show the packages strewn about the forest and piled at the bottom of a wooded hillside.</p></p><p><p>Natasha Abney told <a href=”” target=”—blank”>WBMA-TV</a> that her neighbor found the boxes on his property.</p></p><p><p>“I mean it was just a river of boxes,” Abney said. “Some busted open, some not.”</p></p><p><p>It wasn’t clear why the packages were in the ravine, the sheriff said, but he hoped to have some answers soon.</p></p><p><p>“The security of our customers’ shipments is a top priority and we are committed to treating our customers’ packages with the utmost care,” Memphis, Tennessee-based FedEx said in a statement provided Friday.</p></p><p><p>“We are taking steps to recover and transport the affected packages as quickly as possible,” the company said. “In addition to cooperating with law enforcement, we are conducting a review of this situation and will take the appropriate action.”</p></p><p><p>The site where the packages were found is about 30 miles north of Birmingham.</p></p>