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Crime Stoppers August 4: Who killed Fredric Rogers?

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Crime Stoppers needs your help solving a 2008 murder. If you know who killed Fredric Rogers, contact Crime Stoppers immediately. You will remain anonymous. 

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

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

It's been almost five years, and we still don't know who's responsible for a 2008 murder. We need your help. 

Fredric Rogers was murdered, and his killer could still be out there.

This is what we know. January 7, 2008, residents near the 1500 block of Jersey Street in Wylam called the Birmingham Fire Department. They saw a car engulfed in flames. Firefighters extinguished the fire, then they discovered a body inside. It was Rogers.

He was in the passenger side of his blue, 2003 Cadillac CTS. Investigators believe Rogers had been out to several clubs the night before. He could have been killed or assaulted at another location and then placed in the vehicle and brought to jersey street.

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 Fredric Rogers. We owe it to his 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.