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Crime Stoppers June 8: Ashley Lane's death still unsolved

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In Crime Stoppers: A homicide that happened earlier this month. 37-year-old Ashley Lane was killed, but no one has paid for the crime. Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper explains why it's time to speak up.

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

Let's go back to Tuesday, May 14th around 5:40 in the morning. That's when Ashley Lane was found lying on the sidewalk. She had been killed.

Two witnesses called 911 after seeing her body on the 100 block of 50th Street North. One of the witnesses had been at the Super 8 Motel on the 5000 block of 1st Avenue North. That witness had heard a gunshot around 4 am.

Now we need to know who killed her and why. Maybe you can put two and two together and give us a tip.

If you go through Crime Stoppers, we'll never take your name. Crime Stoppers cannot call you to court to testify.

We'll give you a code number, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you can use that code number to claim a cash reward.

Ashley Lane did not deserve what happened, but she does deserve justice. It's not too late to give it to her. You owe it to her now.

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

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 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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