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Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, January 2, 2021.

The victim will be identified pending notification to the next of kin.

Shortly before 8:00 am, North Precinct officers responded to the 700 block of 20th Street North (Linn Park) on report of a person down. They arrived on the scene and learned Birmingham Public Works personnel were cleaning the park when they observed the victim lying unresponsive. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel pronounced the victim deceased.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has deemed this a homicide investigation. There are no suspect(s) in custody.

If there is anyone who has additional information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254- 7777.

This is Birmingham’s 2nd homicide of 2021.

The Birmingham Police Department adheres to FBI Uniform Crime Reporting guidelines set for all law enforcement agencies across the United States. FBI Uniform Crime Reporting guidelines do not require law enforcement agencies to include justifiable death investigations into the total homicide investigations counts.

**The information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**

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Media Release 6- Homicide Investigation