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      Crime Stoppers March 29: Body found in courtyard in 2008

      Andrew Sanders

      Police found Andrew Sanders' body in a courtyard. He was killed in April of 2008. There aren't many details surrounding his death. That's why police hope you can fill in the rest.

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

      Andrew Sanders was killed back in 2008. He was found on 9th Avenue South.

      When police got there, they found Sanders lying face down in a courtyard. He was dead.

      An acquaintance of the victim said she heard several gunshots. She went out to investigate and found Sanders. We learned a friend of Sanders may have been with him during the shooting. But friends and relatives could not provide that person's name or whereabouts.

      We need you to think back to 2008. Who was Andrew Sanders hanging out with? Was he having any trouble with anybody? Was there anyone new in his life or had he expressed any concern for his safety? Or since this happened, has anyone talked about who did it?

      Remember, if you tell Crime Stoppers what you know, we'll leave your name out of it. You stay anonymous, and there's a cash reward if your tip leads to an arrest.

      This crime has gone unsolved for too long. If you know anything about it, you owe it to this victim to give us a call.

      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 www.crimestoppersmetroal.com 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.