Murdered Alabaster man’s vehicle located in Mississippi

FROM STAFF REPORTS 

COLUMBIANA — A Birmingham man — Lamario Brown, 30 — is in custody in Jackson, Miss., charged with receiving stolen property first degree after law enforcement officials found him in with the vehicle of a murdered Alabaster man.

William David Moore, 52, of Alabaster, was found dead inside a residence in the 1200 block of Shelby County 26 at about 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, by Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies, who were responding to a report of “a person down.”

Investigators ruled Moore’s death a homicide.

Moore’s vehicle, a black 2003 Hummer HU2 was missing Thursday. It was located late Friday in Jackson.

Shelby County investigators traveled to Jackson Friday and spoke with authorities there. Sheriff’s investigators are still trying to determine any connection to Moore’s death. At this time, there are no charges against Brown in Shelby County. He is being held in Jackson without bond.

In a press release issued Saturday afternoon, Shelby County Sheriff’s officials said they would continue to work throughout the weekend on the case. They ask anyone with information about the crime to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office directly at 669-4181, through the Secret Witness line at 669-9116 or through the department’s website at ShelbySO.com by clicking on the “Report Criminal Activity” link and choosing the “General Information” category.

“I never understand the senseless loss of life, but I do understand the importance of arresting those responsible for it,” wrote Chris Curry, Shelby County Sheriff, in a press release. “As I send my thoughts and prayers to the Moore family, we are working diligently to identify and arrest whoever did this. As we have shown in the past, we will not quit until we bring some closure to the family.”