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‘I miss my baby brother’: Family pleads for help after man found in house fire stabbed to death

Published: Oct. 3, 2021 at 8:31 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 11, 2021 at 6:02 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The family and friends of Sgt. Christopher Diltz are pleading for help and justice after their brother and friend was found stabbed to death in a house fire in Birmingham in September.

Birmingham Police officers said on September 16, BFRS crews investigated a house fire in the 4500 block of 11th Avenue North. Authorities found 33-year-old Christopher Diltz after putting out the flames. Diltz died on the scene. An autopsy later revealed Diltz suffered several stab wounds before the fire.

Diltz’s brother, Abraham, and family friends asked for help in finding any information about the case or who may have been involved.

Sgt. Chris Diltz
Sgt. Chris Diltz(Abraham Diltz (brother))
Sgt. Chris Diltz
Sgt. Chris Diltz(Abraham Diltz (brother))
Sgt. Chris Diltz
Sgt. Chris Diltz(Abraham Diltz (brother))

Abraham Diltz said his baby brother would have turned 34 years old on Monday, October 11. Abraham said he and family are using their faith to get through the tragedy and stay strong.

Abraham said his brother, Christopher, loved serving his country in the military.

Fatal fire in 4500 block of 11th Avenue North Birmingham
Fatal fire in 4500 block of 11th Avenue North Birmingham(wbrc)

So far, there is no word on any suspects in this case. If you have any information call Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

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