From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — Two were found dead in a Birmingham home on Thursday, December 23, around 9:30 a.m.
According to the Birmingham Police Department, East Precinct officers responded to the 5000 block of 42nd Place North on a report of an open door. Neighbors reported to police that the door was reportedly open all night, and a child can be heard crying inside.
Officers arrived on the scene and observed the front door of the residence open; officers then cleared the residence. A toddler was located in the residence. Officers entered a bedroom where they observed an adult male and female lying unresponsive on the floor.
“The preliminary investigation has revealed evidence which leads our detectives to believe the investigation surrounding the female victim is a homicide in nature and the male’s case will be investigated as an unclassified death,” Officer Truman Fitzgerald said. “A firearm was recovered from the residence.”
Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service pronounced both dead on the scene. The Department of Human Resources has been called to the residence to help with the child.
Authorities request if there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, please contact the BPD Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.
The story will be updated when more information is available.