Crime Stoppers December 28: Cold case needs to be solved

Jacqueline Callen

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

A lot can change in four years, and maybe now you're a little more comfortable telling us what you know about the death of Jacqueline Callen.

She was 46 years old and a transient. This is how officers found out she had been killed.

It was Monday, November 2nd. A man on the 100 block of 3rd Avenue West called 911. He had found Callen covered in trash in an abandoned apartment on St.Charles Avenue Southwest. She was in the bedroom.

We believe Callen had been at the apartment for 24 hours at the most. We still don't know the identity of the man who called for help, but we'd like for him to come forward because he may have more information about Callen's death.

Think back. Maybe you hold the key's to Callen's case. Maybe you can shed some light on why someone did this. Maybe she owed somebody something or someone had a grudge against her. Whatever you know, Crime Stoppers is ready to listen.

Just dial 205-254-7777. There's no caller ID, and Crime Stoppers cannot call you to court to testify. We'll give you a code number, and if there's an arrest, you can use that number to claim a cash reward.

We haven't forgotten what happened to Jacqueline Callen.{} We hope you haven't, and if you want justice for her, you'll tell us what you know.

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

In addition to telephone tips, you can text a tip by texting the code 7777, along with your tip, to the word CRIMES. Or, you can submit an encrypted tip by going to and clicking on the "submit an online tip" link.

No matter which method you choose, you will remain anonymous.

The cash reward in this case is offered to the first person whose tip leads to an arrest. Even if you receive the cash reward, you still will not have to give your name -- only the code number.

You can reach Crime Stoppers anytime by phone at 205-254-7777 or by texting the word "CRIMES" with your tip to 7777.

To send a tip online, go to and click on the "submit an online tip" link.

NOTE: You will remain anonymous no matter which method you contact Crime Stoppers. Each tipster receives a private code number, which you can use to claim a cash reward should your tip lead to an arrest. 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.