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Crime Stoppers July 21: Who killed Marilyn Orr?

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Crime Stoppers needs your help solving a cold case. Someone killed 37-year-old Marilyn Orr.
Her killer could still be out there, and we need to know who's responsible.

Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper has this week's homicide report. 

"I'm Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper. 

A lot can change in 14 years. You might have known all along who killed Marilyn Orr. But maybe you were afraid to talk for fear of retaliation, or perhaps you've heard some rumors about who did it. Now is the time to speak up.

Let's refresh your memory. On June 5, 1998, police were called to the 4800 block of 2nd Avenue North. When they got there, Orr was lying on the curb. She had been shot several times. 

Several witnesses said they heard several people arguing. Then they heard several gunshots.
Other witnesses said they saw a black male running from the area after the shots were fired. 

That's what we know, and we need to know what you know. If you know who did this, contact Crime Stoppers. I assure you: you will remain anonymous.

Crime Stoppers cannot call you to court to testify. That means no one will know it was you who called.

We need to get to the bottom of what happened to Marilyn Orr. We owe it to her family and to the community. 


With Crime Stoppers, I'm Police Chief A.C. Roper."

In addition to telephone tips, encrypted tips can be submitted online by going to and clicking on the "submit an online tip" link.  Also, you can text 7777, along with your tip, to the word CRIMES.

If you provide information to Crime Stoppers, detectives will never ask for your name, and they will never see your phone number.  Instead, you will be assigned a private code number.  If your tip is the first to lead to an arrest, you then use the code number to claim a cash reward.

Crime Stoppers cannot call its tipsters to testify in court.

Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama is a partnership between local law enforcement, the Birmingham Business Alliance and ABC 33/40.  Together, our goal is to make our community a safer place to live and work.