Fairfield PD: homicide victim knew assailant

Fairfield police say victim Sherri Smith knew her assailant. Photo courtesy Fairfield PD.
Fairfield police say victim Sherri Smith knew her assailant. Photo courtesy Fairfield PD.

FAIRFIELD, AL (WBRC) - The Fairfield Police Department says they are in progress of investigating a homicide that occurred on Monday.

Officers say they responded to a burglar alarm around 4:00 a.m. at 7401 Earlwood Road in the Fair Oaks section of Fairfield. The home's front door was slightly ajar and police found the victim, Sherri Smith, in the master bedroom of the residence. Smith had suffered several stab and gunshot wounds. Medics pronounced her dead up arrival.

Investigators were able to retrieve some forensic evidence that they believe will lead to the assailant's capture. There were no signs of forced entry, nor were any articles taken that would suggest burglary. Police believe the assailant was known to the victim.

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