Friends and family members were at the scene, visibly upset. Family members said the slain couple had been dating off and on for about two years. A cousin said he last spoke with the male victim on Tuesday.
Sgt. Bryan Shelton said Birmingham police received a 911 call reporting the deaths and that’s when officers responded to the scene. Residents at Tom Brown Village said two men made the discovery when they went to the apartment and one of them used a key to open the door, but police did not confirm that account.
The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office on Friday identified the victims as Felicia Antoinette Fletcher, 31, and Lee Otis Farrow Hamilton, 28. Authorities said both lived at that address.