Birmingham police identify homicide victim found near East Lake Monday

37-year-old Catina Skipper was found dead near East Lake Park Monday morning.

A female found dead in an alley near East Lake Park early Monday morning has been identified by police.

Catina Skipper, 37, was discovered at approximately 5:50 a.m. in an alley behind 216 83rd Street North. She is considered to be a transient.

Skipper became yet another victim of a rash of recent homicides in Birmingham over the past eight days. Police have not made an arrest in the case.

Chief A.C. Roper and Mayor William Bell held a news conference Tuesday to address the recent rash of killings, detailing plans to reduce crime in the city. Read more here.

If you have information pertaining to this case or any others, you are asked to please contact the Birmingham Police Department Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.