List of homicides in 1982

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This is a List of homicides in 1982. It includes homicide cases occurring throughout the Birmingham area during the calendar year. Note that not all homicides are ultimately ruled to be murder in courts of law.

Jefferson County


  1. February 2: The remains of Patricia Ann Culp, 20, a dancer at Sammy's Go-Go, were found in a drainage swale alongside I-20/59 in Tuscaloosa County. Investigators determined that she had last been seen entering a room at the Hiway Host Motel at 4301 Bessemer Super Highway on January 30. Stephen Jerome Fike was arrested in Decatur, Georgia and taken into custody by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. He was convicted of intentional murder and sentenced to life in prison and sent to the Elmore Correctional Facility. In 2019 Fike was indicted for murder in Suffolk County, Massachusetts after his DNA was matched to a sample collected at the scene of the March 1980 death of Wendy Dansereau in Boston. (report)
  2. March 6: Robert Lee Cleckler was stabbed to death. Kenneth Allen Carlee was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. He died at the Donaldson Correctional Facility in February 2018.


Shelby County

  1. November 12: The body of an unidentified newborn female, referred to as Baby Doe, was found in the Shelby County Landfill. She was never identified, and was interred at the Columbiana City Cemetery. No arrest. (report)

Talladega County

  1. Cynthia Louise Hanes, 24, was found, dead from a blow to the head, in the town of Munford. She was not identified until 2010. No arrest. (report)

Tuscaloosa County

  1. April 18: An unidentified woman was found dead near the banks of the Warrior River off Dry Creek Road near Fosters. She appeared to have been beaten and sexually assaulted before being strangled to death.
  2. October 21: Birdie Everett, 72, owner of Birdie Everett Florist at 2804 20th Avenue in Northport, was strangled to death in her shop in an apparent robbery. A potential suspect made a confession implicating himself and two others, but it could not be corroborated.


  • Birmingham News reports accessed at the microfilm room of the Birmingham Public Library