Sunday, September 29, 2013

Five Unsolved Shoals Murders

The past fifteen months have seen five unsolved murders in the Shoals--four in Lauderdale County and one in Colbert. Most recently, Lula Addison was found murdered in a downtown Florence motel. VOCAL held a candlelight vigil for Ms. Addison last Thursday night at Wilson Park. Florence Police continue to seek Eugene Lee Jones of Bessemer for questioning. The case is now two months old.

Arson in the Central community in Lauderdale County took the lives of three members of the Brewer family last March. Family of Bobby and Sandy Brewer and their nephew Bradley Adams have initiated a ten thousand dollar reward for information on the person or persons responsible for this deadly crime.

Finally, Elbert Davis of Tuscumbia was murdered in June 2012. The murder of the 88 year-old Davis remains a priority for Tuscumbia police, but according to a source in Colbert County, the authorities are no nearer solving the crime than they were in the days immediately following the murder.

It may sound trite to say that someone somewhere knows something, but nonetheless it's true. As our own Florence Police Department preaches, "If you see something, say something."


Apologies to D.K. and the local VOCAL chapter for not announcing the vigil for Lula Addison. The Addison family needs support now and will continue to need it after the miscreant is apprehended.


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