MPD Investigates Death of Homeless Man

MPD Investigates Death of Homeless Man

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This morning cops combed over this normally quiet Lyons Park looking for evidence in the death of a man who may have been a frequent visitor here.  The victim--61-year-old Terry Lee Crawford was a homeless man found stabbed to death. 

Elizabeth Chiepalich stopped by trying to make sure the victim wasn't a homeless man she ministers.  She says this is a place where the homeless hangout and sometimes become victims.   

“Just because they're homeless do not mean they're bad people and that they're dangerous from what I've seen it's just the folks that come and go that are targeting homeless people and people who are disabled,” says Chiepalich.  A bike was part of the evidence police were looking at--it may have belonged to the victim.  Less than a week ago Joseph O'Brien was killed after dark a mile from here at the Springhill post office.  Despite the similarities Mobile Police say the two incidents aren't related--but they do create some worry for the tight knit cycling community.  Jeff DeQuattro runs the Delta Bike Project--a non-profit supporting cycling in the Mobile area.

 “It scares people, makes people think twice about riding their bikes in parks or dark unlit areas but it brings it to our attention so we can focus on those fears we have,” says Jeff. 

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