Eutaw man charged with murder of Demopolis woman

Published 8:16 pm Friday, February 16, 2024

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Sabrina Danielle Harbin went missing on Feb. 13 around the MySpace Apartments. Her body was found in the water on East Jackson on Feb. 16. Photo courtesy of the Demopolis Police Department.

On Feb. 13, at approximately 11 p.m., officers responded to a missing person call on West Jackson Street at MySpace Apartments. Upon the officer’s arrival, it was reported to them that Sabrina Danielle Harbin had walked off from the apartments and gone East on Jackson. Officers on the scene completed a missing persons report and began looking for Ms. Harbin.

During the following days, officers from the Demopolis Police Department, the 17th Judicial Circuit Task Force, and firefighters from the Demopolis Fire Department continued to search the area for Sabrina using boats, drones, and other equipment. While officers were searching for her, investigators were working on obtaining any information that might be prudent to her whereabouts.

On Feb. 16 at approximately 1 p.m., officers were back out in that area in boats. They discovered the body of Sabrina D. Harbin floating in the water. The Demopolis Fire Department then recovered the body. Once the body was recovered, she was transported to the Department of Forensic Sciences for further examination.

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At approximately 3:21 p.m., investigators went to Eutaw, Alabama, and located Michael Moses Brown. He was brought back to Demopolis for questioning and later charged with murder. He was then transported to the Marengo County Detention Center, awaiting a bond hearing.

“I would like to commend all the officers and investigators for their hard work and determination in this case, as well as the overwhelming assistance from the following,” said Demopolis Police Chief Rex Flowers.

The following entities helped the DPD in the investigation: Greg Griggers’ 17th Judicial Task Force, Demopolis Fire Department, Alabama Game and Fish, Alabama State Bureau of Investigation Latent Print Unit, Marengo County Sheriff’s Department, Greene County Sheriff’s Department, Eutaw Police Department, Equusearch Midwest.