62-year-old woman, toddler found dead in Birmingham home

Published: Apr. 4, 2022 at 5:18 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 4, 2022 at 10:07 AM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham Police are investigating after a 62-year-old woman and a 3-year-old were found dead Sunday night.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office confirmed the victims’ names were Cynthia Delane Burt and Desmond Burt, Jr.

Investigators say around 5:12 p.m. they were dispatched to a home in the 4900 block of Hillman Drive to conduct a welfare check. They learned that family members had been trying to make contact with their loved ones but had been unsuccessful.


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First responders forced entry into the home where they found the bodies of the woman and 3-year-old in a back room. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say both victims sustained injuries that lead them to classify the deaths as homicides.

A person of interest is in custody.

The identities of the victims have not been released.

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