Police search for clues after firefighters find dead body inside burning car

Published 11:21 am Monday, October 10, 2022

Alabama investigators are searching for clues after firefighters called to the scene of a car fire discovered a dead body inside the vehicle.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:45 p.m. Sunday, Birmingham police reported.

Police officers along with Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel (BFR) were dispatched to the 3200 Block of Avenue S on a report of a car fire in an apartment complex parking lot.

Firefighters extinguished the car fire and discovered what was believed to be a human body inside the vehicle.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and took custody of the victim.

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

The Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy on the victim.

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.