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Media Release 163- IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Person of Interest in Homicide Case

Person of Interest in Homicide Investigation

 The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives have upgraded the arson/unclassified death investigation on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, to a Homicide Investigation.

The Birmingham Police Department is requesting immediate assistance from our media partners and the public in locating a person of interest in this case.

Person of interest:

Youitt De Witt Jones, 35, B/M, 6’0’’ 185 Pounds, NO LONGER HAS DREADLOCKS, he now has a bald head.

Vehicle Possibly Traveling in:

AL License Plate: ISA2106

Brown 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 CREW

If anyone observes the person of interest DIAL 911 IMMEDIATELY or remain anonymous by dialing Crime Stoppers @ (205) 254-7777.

The person of interest is considered Armed & Dangerous.

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Media Release 163- IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Person of Interest in Homicide Case


Arson / Unclassified Death Investigation

(Media Release 162)

 The Birmingham Police Department is conducting an arson / unclassified death investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.

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

At approximately 2:45 AM, West Precinct officers were dispatched to the 1300 Block of Eufaula Avenue on report of a house fire. Birmingham Fire and Rescue (BFR) personnel also responded to the scene when they observed an abandoned house engulfed in flames.

BFR extinguished the flames; firefighters discovered a human body inside of the abandoned house.

Currently, we have not ruled out foul play in this investigation. The Jefferson Coroner’s Office will take care and custody of the victim. The Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the manner of death in this case.

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. Updates will be provided as information comes available.