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Media Release 91- Homicide Investigation- Sydney Drive

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday, May 2, 2023.

The victim has been identified as:

Monica Lynn Nichols, 59, B/F, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 1:00 PM, South Precinct officers were dispatched to Glenbrook at Oxmoor Valley Apartment Complex (2801 Sydney Boulevard) on report of a family who had not heard from their loved one.

Officers arrived on the scene and conducted a welfare check at Building 2821. Officers entered an apartment and discovered the victim lying unresponsive. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

Officers were unable to rule out foul play.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office responded to the location; Jefferson County Coroner’s Office personnel discovered the victim suffered a gunshot wound.

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 37th murder investigation of 2023 with 3 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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Media Release 91- Homicide Investigation- Sydney Drive