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Media Release 136- Homicide Investigation-Skeletal Remain found in Burned Vehicle

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Friday July 8, 2022.

The victim will be identified upon next of kin notification.

Just before 12:00 p.m., officers from the West Precinct responded to 334 Sheridan Road on a call of burned vehicle located on the property of the Fraternal Cemetery. Officers arrived and observed skeletal human remains in the passenger seat of the vehicle.

The preliminary investigation led detectives to classify this incident as a homicide investigation. The investigation is ongoing. No arrest has been made. Updates will be provided as information comes available.

If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Birmingham Police Department’s Mobile App on Android or IOS devices.

 This is 66th murder investigation of 2022 with 5 justifiable death investigations.

 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 136-Homicide Investigation-334 Sheridan Road