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Media Release 235

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

The victim has been identified as Misty Dawn Beasley, (42), w/f, of Bessemer, Alabama.

At approximately 3:09 p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to the 6300 block of 5th Avenue South on a call of a person down. The victim was found lying on the side of the road. The victim remains were collected by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office and later identified. On September 30, 2021, the Jefferson County Coroner ruled the victim’s death a homicide.

Detectives have not established a motive in this investigation and searching for additional leads. No arrest has been made and the investigation is ongoing.

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 77th homicide investigation of 2021 with 12 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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