BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Two days after Angel Buford’s body was found on fire, her loved ones gathered to remember her.
“If i needed anyone to talk to, she was always there for me,” said Eric Allums, one of Buford’s three children.
When he spoke, he was surrounded by family and members of the community, who gathered at the very spot Buford’s body was found Monday morning, next to a dumpster on 10th Ave North.
Allums remembers watching the news, when news broke that a body had been found. He didn’t know it was his mother’s at the time.
“I usually don’t watch the news that much, but when that story came on, I had like a tie to the TV,” Allums said. “It was really weird.”
Allums said he didn’t find out until Monday evening that the body, marred by flames and lacerations on the neck, belonged to his mother.
“I broke down crying. I cried myself to sleep. I didn’t want to talk to anybody. I stayed in the house all day,” Allums said.
Wednesday evening, Allums and other loved ones celebrated Buford, mourned her death and yearned for justice.
“There’s really nothing I could say to that person,” Allums said, of his mother’s killer. “I’m sorry for that person, actually. For them to do this, whatever happens with that person, it’s left with him – I’m assuming it’s a guy – with him and God.”
Birmingham Police have not named any suspects in Buford’s murder.
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