Cold case: help needed in solving 18 year old murder

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Police Department needs your help in solving a nearly 20 year old murder of a teenage girl.

Tavaneka Sellers went missing in early May of 1998. The body of the high school senior and mother was found a few weeks later, partially naked on the road. Investigators say her body had been there for days.

Now it is 18 years later and Tavaneka’s daughter and her mother want answers about her death.

“I’m still hurt, I’m still hurting. Her daughter now is 18, graduated from Ramsay High School and we are trying to piece our life together now,” said Tavaneka’s mother.

If you have any information about the death of Tavaneka Sellers, please call the Birmingham Cold Case Unit at (205) 297-8479.

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