Media Release 236-Homicide Investigation-Brighton Road
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Monday, November 6, 2023.
The victim has not been identified.
At approximately 5:00 PM, investigators from the Crimes Against Persons Division and the Tactical Operations Division, executed a search warrant on a residence in the 1400 Block of Brighton Road.
While conducting the search warrant, investigators observed what appeared to be a fresh pile of compost/topsoil in the backyard of the residence.
Officers requested the assistance of a Cadaver K9 to the scene. While searching the backyard, the K9 alerted to the fresh compost pile.
Investigators used shovels to remove dirt from the pile and discovered what appeared to be skeletal remains.
On Tuesday, November 7, 2023, the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and determined the skeletal remains were human. The coroner’s office took possession of the remains.
On Wednesday, November 8, 2023, the Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office notified Homicide detectives that the examination of the remains revealed the victim had been shot.
There is no one in custody.
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 becomes available.
This is Birmingham’s 106th murder investigation of 2023 with 8 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 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**
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