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Police investigate body of man found in west Birmingham, homicide suspected

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

BIRMINGHAM — A homicide investigation is underway after police discovered the body of a man in west Birmingham who had been dead for several days, according to BPD spokesman Lt. Pete Wiliston.

Yesterday officers from the West Precinct were dispatched at around 7:10 p.m. to the 700 block of Albany Street in Birmingham on a report of a deceased person. When they arrived, they discovered the victim, later identified as Juan Williams, 39, a black male.

His death was classified as unknown until the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office ruled it a homicide. Police continue to investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Birmingham Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

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