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Jeffco coroner asks public to help identify skeletal remains of white male

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Jefferson County Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates is asking the public to help in identifying the skeletal remains of a white male found dead in a Birmingham residence in May. Yates said the man was approximately 35-55 years old and approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall.

According to a statement from the coroner’s office, on May 30, 2019, the Birmingham Police Department was called to an abandoned residence after workers discovered partially skeletonized human remains inside the home.

The home had been abandoned for several years, was recently purchased, and the new owner was having the home cleaned out when the remains were discovered. The remains have been examined, but a cause and manner of death has not yet been established.

Yates said the man discovered at 1807 27th Street in Ensley had been dead for up to six months.

The decedent was clothed in blue jeans pants and a green-grey in color shirt with “Living Blood Is The Good Life” inscribed on the front of the shirt. A toothbrush and a 2013 quarter were collected from the right front pants pocket.

The coroner’s office is requesting assistance from the public with identifying the skeletal remains. Anyone who believes that the remains could be those of a missing family member or friend should contact the coroner’s office at (205) 930-3603.

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