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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                   Media Release No.  52 Friday, March 11, 2011, 3:55 P.M., CDT



Contact: Sergeant Johnny Williams  
                      Public Information Officer
                      Telephone No. (205) 254-1708







Homicide Investigation Update

The Birmingham Police Department reports today that the suspect of a homicide investigation has been identified and charged. The incident occurred on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at approximately 11:00 p.m. in the 4300 block of 10th Avenue, Wylam.

The victim’s identity will be released pending notification of family.

The suspect has been identified as:  Michael Burts, B/M, 53.  A Murder warrant with a $60,000.00 bond has been obtained against the suspect. The suspect is in the custody of the Birmingham City Jail and will soon be transferred to the Jefferson County Jail.

A photo of the suspect may be obtained at the B.P.D. Headquarters, located at 1710 1st Avenue North.

Refer to media release #49 of 2011 for additional information on this case.

Michael Burts
Michael Burts

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