Manuel: No significant leads in murder case

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 5, 2008

DEMOPOLIS &045; Demopolis Police Department investigators continue searching for clues in the first homicide in the city since 1995.

Public Safety Director Jeff Manuel said Wednesday the department was still working on the case and had &8220;no significant leads&8221; on the murder of Randy Douglas Warren.

Manuel said investigators are interviewing people in the area who might have seen or heard suspicious activity.

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The department is also awaiting autopsy results from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences. Manuel said results could take months to return from the ADFS office.

Warren, 37, of 507 North Ash St. was found shot to death at his residence on Feb. 16. Police responded at approximately 11:30 a.m. to the residence where Warren was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said it is believed the shooting occurred some time during the night Feb. 15.

Manuel said there were no signs of forced entry at the scene.

Randy Warren’s sister, Katie, described her brother as a kind and loveable person who loved basketball.

Randy Warren, a maintenance and construction worker for apartment complexes in the Demopolis area, moved to the city approximately one year ago, Katie Warren said.

He was a native of Greensboro where he was a basketball standout, playing for Greensboro East and later for Concordia in Selma.

His mother, Louise Warren, two brothers and one sister precede him in death.

He is survived by five children, four boys and one daughter, his father, Roy Warren, of Greensboro, seven sisters and five brothers.

Anyone who has information is urged to contact the Demopolis Police Department at 334-289-3073 or Demopolis TIP LINE at 334-289-1475.