The Birmingham Police Department says they are investigating a homicide after a body was found near East Lake Park on Monday morning.
Sgt. Johnny Williams with Birmingham PD says a woman's body was found in a ditch in an alleyway around 5:50 a.m. by someone walking by. The alley is behind 216 83rd Street North.
Police arrived at the scene and were able to classify the death as a homicide. Neighbors in the area say they heard gunshots around 3 a.m. on Monday, but investigators have yet to confirm this.
"All we have right now is that a
citizen came through they, located the body lying near the roadway, they
contacted police," Sgt. Williams said.
A large area has been roped off as police have designated a large crime scene.
Williams says they are waiting for the coroner to make his assessment in the case. The victim's identity and cause of death have yet to be identified.
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