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Man confesses to elderly woman's murder; police issue arrest warrant

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Julius Ervin Cockrell, 33 Julius Ervin Cockrell, 33

Northport Police and the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office need the community's help locating a man who confessed to murdering a 73-year-old woman.

Northport Police received a tip that a person confessed to committing a murder on the 600 block of Bridge Avenue in Northport. Officers were dispatched to search the area of which the tipster described and found a 73-year-old female murdered inside her residence.

Based on information gathered thus far in the investigation, an arrest warrant has been issued for 33-year-old Julius Ervin Cockrell. Cockrell is described as being 5'10" and approximately 260 pounds.

If you have any information of Julius Ervin Cockrell's whereabouts, you are urged to call the Northport Police at 205-333-6600, the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office at 205-464-8672 or Crimestoppers 205-752-STOP.