Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:33 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:33:42 GMT
Pell City police have arrested a man for allegedly killing his sister early Wednesday morning. Around 3 a.m., a caller asked police to check on the welfare of someone in the Housing Authority apartmentsMore >>
Pell City police have arrested a man for allegedly killing his sister in a "brutal" slaying early Wednesday morning.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:15 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:15:49 GMT
A 19-year-old woman has been arrested on kidnapping charges in Texas for allegedly taking a 10-month-old baby from Birmingham. De'Anthony Dejuan Kelly was reportedly taken by a 14-year-old girl from hisMore >>
A 19-year-old woman has been arrested on kidnapping charges in Texas for allegedly taking a 10-month-old baby from Birmingham.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:40 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:40:28 GMT
Four men are now in custody in connection with three home robbery incidents in Montgomery. All four men, ranging in age from 27-years-old to 35-years-old have been charged with multiple felonies in connectionMore >>
Four men are now in custody in connection with three home robbery incidents in Montgomery.
All four men, ranging in age from 27-years-old to 35-years-old have been charged with multiple felonies in connection with these incidents.More >>
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack in Afghanistan that killed four U.S. troops just hours after the insurgent group announced it would hold talks with the Americans on finding a political solution...More >>
Afghanistan's president said Wednesday he will not pursue peace talks with the Taliban unless the United States steps out of the negotiations, while also insisting the militant group stop its violent attacks on the...More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:35 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:35:34 GMT
The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued a Missing Child Media Alert after a 2-month-old baby was allegedly taken by a 14-year-old girl early Monday morning from Birmingham. Police say 2-month-oldMore >>
Birmingham Police have confirmed that missing infant De'Anthony Kelly and his abductor, Dor'Sayde Gathright were located in Dallas, Texas Tuesday night, and were taken into custody without incident. More >>
MILLBROOK, AL (WSFA) -
Millbrook police are identifying the victim whose body was found Sunday evening inside of a burning vehicle. An autopsy confirms the remains are those of 17-year-old Millbrook resident Victoria Ashley Smith.
An investigation into the cause of the single-vehicle crash and Smith's cause of death remain under investigation, though authorities say they do not anticipate any foul play or criminal charges in the case.
The vehicle was discovered around 8:40 p.m. by a Millbrook police officer on routine patrol in the area of Highway 14 and Kensley Lane. The officer found what appeared to be a vehicle smoldering in the wood line on the south side of Hwy 14. As the officer turned around to investigate, Millbrook Police Communications received several calls about a vehicle fire at the location. Responding officers found a 1996 Acura 4 door sedan fully engulfed in flames in the wood line.
Responding officers and several motorists who stopped to assist were unable to get close enough to the vehicle to render aid. The Millbrook Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the vehicle fire.
Once the scene was under control, police and fire officials discovered that the vehicle was occupied by a single occupant, who had been entrapped inside the vehicle.
Chief P.K. Johnson says, "at this time, the Millbrook Police Department is investigating this incident as a single vehicle accident involving a fatality. This case has been turned over to our department's Traffic Homicide Unit for investigation, which is standard procedure anytime we have a traffic collision that results in the death or life threatening injuries. Once the investigation is concluded, the facts of the case will be presented to the Elmore County Grand Jury for its consideration."
Johnson goes on to say, "Our investigators believe that the vehicle was traveling east bound on Hwy 14, when for reasons unknown, the vehicle left the roadway just east of Kensley Lane, striking several trees and coming to a rest in the wood line. This appears to be a terrible accident and tragic loss of life. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victim's family."