Crime Stoppers June 16: 2005 double homicide remains unsolved

Victim: Julius Vance

Police need your help to solve a 2005 double homicide.{}Julius Vance and Anthony Clinton were murdered,{}and whoever killed them hasn't paid. If you can help police find the killer, Crime Stoppers will give you cash.{}Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper has this week's unsolved homicide report."I'm Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper.{}A lot can change in nearly seven year's time. You might have known all along{}who killed Julius Vance{}and Anthony Clinton,{}but perhaps you were afraid to talk for fear of retaliation. Maybe you've heard some rumors about who did it. Now is the time to speak up.

Let's refresh your memory. On November 17, 2005, police were called to the 3900 block of George Avenue Southwest. When they got there, Vance and Clinton were slumped down in a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu.

Both had been shot and both were dead.{}A witness said he had heard several gunshots in the area the night before.

That's what we know, and we need to know what you know.{}If you know who did this, contact Crime Stoppers. I{}assure you, you will remain anonymous.

Just dial 205-254-7777.{}We'll give you a code number.{}If your tip leads to an arrest, you can use that code number to claim a cash reward.{}Crime Stoppers cannot call you to court to testify, which means no one will know it was you who called.

We need to get to the bottom of what happened to Julius Vance and Anthony Clinton. We owe it to their families and to the community.{}If you can help, you owe it to them as well.

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{}www.birminghamcrimestoppers.organd 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.

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.