Police need your help to solve ID of cold case murder victim; Do you recognize him?
Published 10:12 am Monday, May 1, 2023
Police are seeking the public’s help to identify a murder victim 33 years after his body was found in a creek bed, officials announced Monday.
The Opelika Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the body found in 1990.
On September 22, 1990, the body of a young black man was recovered from a creek bed off Anderson Road, approximately one-tenth of a mile from Interstate 85 in Opelika, Alabama.
The body was sent to Montgomery, Alabama, for an autopsy.
After a medical examination, the cause of death was determined to be homicide from a single gunshot wound.
The victim was wearing a white St. Louis Cardinals jersey type shirt with red pin stripes, Jordache blue jeans, and black Ellesse shoes.
It is believed that the victim was between the ages of 18-25 years old, 135-145 lbs., and approximately 5 foot 8 inches.
For more information, visit https://www.opelika-al.gov/920/Cold-Cases
Central Alabama Crimestoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest.