From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM – Decomposing human remains were discovered by a Birmingham citizen on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, at the 8400 block of 7th Avenue South, Birmingham.
According to Jefferson County Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates, there is currently no information regarding the age, race or sex of the deceased.
“A citizen notified police of finding decomposing/skeletonized remains in a drainage ditch on the shoulder of a residential roadway,” Yates said. “The remains of one unidentified individual were recovered from amongst a large pile of household rubbish. The cause of death and positive identification is pending additional analysis.”
The Birmingham Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.