Coroner’s office: Three dead men with no known families; Do you recognize them?

Published 11:54 am Thursday, December 7, 2023

An Alabama coroner’s office is seeking the public’s help to locate family members of three men who died recently, but whose bodies have not been claimed.

Officials with the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office asked for help locating:

Bobby Lee Cook, 62, who was found November 28, in a a motel room on Third Avenue North in Jefferson County. There was no sign of foul play or trauma. They believe his mother, Bertha Williams, once lived in Pittsburg.

Willie James McCurdy, 81, was found December 2 of natural causes at UAB Hospital. Officials say they have little information about McCurdy.

Williams Loyce Watts, 81, of Clanton, Alabama, who died November 25, at St. Vincent’s Hospital. Officials said he once lived in Maplesville and in the Robinwood community near Birmingham.

Officials said Watts may have had a brother named James Watts.

Anyone with information about these men are asked to contact the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office at 205-930-3603.