815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801


Henry Reyes                              Wendell Johnson

    Chief of Police                    Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  

      Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
         (256) 427-7157               (256) 746-4111           (256) 427-5461     (256) 213-4503



Foul Play Not Cause In Burned Womanís Death


Huntsville, Alabama (January 28, 2008) Investigators with the Huntsville Police Departmentís Major Crimes Unit have released preliminary findings in the death of a woman found burned near a homeless camp last Thursday afternoon. Spokesman Wendell Johnson said 44-year-old Edith Nelsonís death is not being investigated as a homicide. Further autopsy reports will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death but foul play has been ruled out