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Crime Stoppers September 29: Police need your help to solve a cold case

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Star Lynn Lewis was killed more than a decade ago, and her killer has not paid for the crime. Crime Stoppers needs your help to catch that killer and get justice for Lewis.

Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper hopes someone has the courage to help crack this case.

From Chief Roper:

"I'm Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper. A murderer is still on the streets, and we're calling on you for justice.

It's been more than 11 years since Star Lynn Lewis was murdered, and we need to know who's responsible.

It was Sunday, May 5, 2001, when two friends went to check on Lewis. She was dead inside her home.

Lewis was last seen the night before. Her apartment was ransacked. It was clear a struggle and fight had occurred there.

Several witnesses say Lewis had been in a verbal altercation with two unknown black men. Your help is critical to cracking this cold case.

We need to hear anything you might recall, so if you know anything, we need to hear from you.

We understand you may not want to talk, but remember: Crime Stoppers will never ask for your name. You remain anonymous, and your tip will help us keep a killer from killing again.

In fact, Crime Stoppers cannot call you to testify in court. So, do the right thing. Call Crime Stoppers at 254-7777. If there's an arrest from your tip, you get a cash reward.

So make the right call for Star Lynn Lewis, and make sure her killer is held accountable.

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

TO PROVIDE A TIP ON THE CASE: 

You can reach Crime Stoppers anytime at (205) 254-7777.

Also, you can text 7777, along with your tip, to the word "CRIMES."  Or if you prefer to send an encrypted tip online, go to www.birminghamcrimestoppers.org and click on the "submit an online tip" link.

No matter which method you choose, you will remain anonymous.  Each tipster receives a private code number.  If an arrest is made based on an individual's tip, the tipster can use the code number to claim a cash reward.

Crime Stoppers cannot call 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.

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