The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The victim was discovered on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at approximately 11:10 a.m., in the 8400 block of 8th Avenue South.The victim has been identified as David Crutcher, 39, of Cincinnati, Ohio.East Precinct officers responded to the incident location to investigate a report of a person down. Upon arrival, officers located the victim unresponsive and lying near the alley. Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived and pronounced the victim deceased. There are no arrests in this case.If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, they are encouraged to contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit at 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 254-7777.