Crime Stoppers August 17: Clues still needed in Catina Skipper's death

Catina Skipper

This week's Crime Stoppers unsolved homicide focuses on a woman who was left in a ditch to die.{} It's a case we featured in June, and detectives want to feature it again in hopes of someone coming forward. They need your help to crack this one. Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper has details.

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

We've had tremendous success over the last six years in lowering our crime rate, but there's still more work to do in the community. Now is the time to help. It's crucial you do.

Catina Skipper was 38 years old when she was shot and killed. She was left to die in a ditch.

It was Monday, June 24th. Officers were called to the 8200 block of 3rd Avenue North Alley. When they arrived, they found Skipper suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Several shell casings were found in the alley near her.

Those who live in the area heard gunshots overnight around 2 am. Then one resident reported seeing a red SUV speed away from the alley.

Anything you saw or anything you've heard could be the evidence we need to put the killer behind bars.

If you know those answers or anything else, call Crime Stoppers at 254-7777. We'll keep you anonymous, and if there's an arrest from your tip, you get a cash reward.

Together we can make a difference. Your tip could be what we need to crack this case.

Let's get justice for Catina Skipper and make sure whoever took her life pays for the crime.

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.