By The Tribune staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY — The Jefferson County Coroner, William Yates, is requesting the public’s assistance in locating the family of the following individuals.
David Underwood, 65, of Birmingham, died on August 30 at 3:15 a.m. Underwood was found by a friend unresponsive near the railroad viaduct on 20th Street South. Coroners say he died of natural causes. All attempts to locate his family have failed. It is believed that his descendants have lived in Montgomery; Cleveland, Ohio, and Birmingham since 1993.
Underwood was homeless at the time of his death, according to Yates
Authorities are seeking to reunite these deceased persons with their families, who may not even know that they have passed away.
Bonnie Meyer Ledbetter, 78, of Birmingham, died on August 31 at 8:19 a.m. Ledbetter was found by neighbors unresponsive inside her private apartment on the 2300th block of 10th Court South in Birmingham on August 31 at 8:19 a.m.
Yates said Ledbetter died of natural causes. All attempts to locate family have failed so far. Ledbetter’s husband reportedly died several years ago.
Keith Steven Hagood, 62, of Carbon Hill, died at Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama, on August 8 at 3:03 pm. He is said to have died of natural causes while an inpatient at Princeton Baptist Medical Center. Before being admitted to the hospital, he was also a tenant at Walker Rehabilitation Center in Carbon Hill.
All attempts to locate his family have failed. Authorities believe that Hagood was possibly born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but also possibly lived at one time near Decatur, in north Alabama. He possibly has relatives in Trinity, Lawrence County, and Shelby County.
Tina Marie Chamblin, 45, of Hoover, died on September 3 at 4:22 pm. Chamblin was found unresponsive by the Birchall at Ross Bridge Apartment staff inside her private apartment. Coroners say she died of natural causes. All attempts to locate her family have failed, and she is believed to have previously lived in Talladega, AL in 1998, has lived in the Birmingham and Hoover area since 2000.
If you are family or have knowledge of family, please call the Jefferson County Coroner/Medical Examiner’s Office at 205-930-3603.