October 6 death of 83 year old woman ruled homicide

Detectives with the Birmingham Police Department are treatingthe death of 83 year old Annie Sharpe, of Wylam, as a homicide.{}

On Tuesday, the Jefferson County Coroner's Office reportedthat the victim's death has been classified as a homicide. {}The{}victim suffered from blunt force trauma.{}

Originally, officers from the West Precinct responded toa residence in the 4500 block of 12th Avenue to conduct a welfarecheck on the victim.{} Birmingham Fire andRescue arrived on the scene and made a forced entry into the residence.{} Upon entry, Fire and Rescue discovered thevictim lying on the floor and unresponsive.{}The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

There have been no arrests or charges filed in the case.

If there is anyone who has information pertaining to thecase, they are encouraged to contact the B.P.D. @ 254-1764.