Crime Stoppers October 27: Who killed Larry Whitson?

Larry Whitson

Crime Stoppers needs to know who's responsible for the 2007 murder of Larry Whitson. If you know anything, contact Crime Stoppers immediately. Your tips will remain anonymous. Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper explains how you can help.

From Chief Roper:

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

Larry Whitson was found dead in his home. It was July 21st, 2007. Someone stabbed him, and it took days for someone to find him.

This is all we know. That day officers were called to his residence on the 1500 block of Tuscaloosa Avenue in Birmingham. They found Whitson lying on the bedroom floor. He had apparently been dead for several days.

We're told he was last seen by acquaintances July 17th. Whitson was stabbed to death. We have exhausted all leads and need you to lead us to his killer.

Anything you've heard, no matter how insignificant it might seen, we want you to share it with us. So make the call.{}

Contact Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777. We'll give you a code number, and that keeps your name out of it.

Closing the case depends on your willingness to talk. You have the power to speak up and lie low right now.

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 and 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.