Crime Stoppers February 2: Identity of body needed in December homicide

Last year, skeletal remains were found in the woods at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Police know they belong to an adult male, but the identity has not been revealed. Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper has details you need to help authorities. {}"I'm Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper.

This week we're asking you for very important information. We need to know more about the victim and who's responsible for his death.

On Sunday, December 23, 2012 at around one in the afternoon, officers were dispatched to Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Oxmoor Valley on{}100 Sunbelt Parkway.

Skeletal remains were found in the woods. Witnesses who found the remains said the last time they were at the golf course was around December 10th. The remains had not been there.

The remains were identified as those of adult male, but so far, we've not been able to come up with a match on the man's actual identity.

So that's it. What else have you heard? What else did you see? If you call Crime Stoppers, we'll take that information, but we will not take your name. All we'll do is give you a private code number, and if there's an arrest based on your tip, you can use that code number to claim a cash reward. Even then, you won't have to give your name.

Don't let this man's killer go away. Don't let this case go cold. Call{}Crime Stoppers, and help us get justice for him.

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 to 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.