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Media Release 109- Homicide Investigation- 44th Avenue North

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday, May 22, 2024.

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

Just before 2 p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a Person Down call at a residence in the 4400 Block of 44th Avenue North.

Officers arrived on the scene when they observed an adult female lying unresponsive on the front porch of the residence.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggests officers observed signs of trauma on the victim that led us to believe the victim’s manner of death may be a homicide.

The Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy on the victim to determine the cause and manner of death.

We don’t believe this was a random incident.

There is no one in custody.

Anyone with information on the case, please contact B.P.D.’s Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

Crime Stoppers pays tipsters cash rewards of up to $5,000 for their tips.

This is Birmingham’s 49 murder investigation of 2024 with 5 justifiable death rulings.

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 in 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**