Cold Cases

Anderson Road murder Victim
Anderson Road Victim Sketch

Unidentified Anderson Road Homicide Victim

On September 22, 1990, the body of a young black male was recovered from a creek bed off Anderson Road, approximately one-tenth of a mile from Interstate 85 in Opelika, Ala. The body was sent to Montgomery, Ala. for an autopsy. After a medical examination, the cause of death was determined to be homicide from a single gunshot wound. The victim was wearing a white St. Louis Cardinals jersey type shirt with red pin stripes, Jordache blue jeans, and black Ellesse shoes. It is believed that the victim was between the ages of 18-25 years old, 135-145 lbs., and approximately 5 foot 8 inches. During the initial investigation, detectives were unable to locate any missing persons reports similar to the victim. 

Central Alabama Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest. Tips can be submitted by calling (334) 215-STOP(7867), toll-free at 1-833-AL1-STOP.

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Anderson Road facing West
Anderson Road facing East

If you have information regarding a cold case, please contact the Opelika Police Department Detective Division at (334) 705-5220 or our Secret Witness Hotline at (334)745-8665. Tips can also be submitted through our Opelika Police Mobile App. You may wish to remain anonymous.

Tips can also be forwarded to Central Alabama Crime Stoppers at (334) 215-STOP(7867), toll-free at 1-833-AL1-STOP, or via their website:


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Opelika Baby Jane Doe Identified as Amore Wiggins

On January 19, 2023, the Opelika Police Department identified the remains of a child found on January 28, 2012, as Amore Jo'Veah Wiggins. 

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