TUSCUMBIA, Ala. - Four years ago, an 88-year-old Tuscumbia man was found dead in his home, the victim of homicide. Since that hot August day, police have worked daily to bring the people responsible for Elbert Davis’s death to justice.
He was an avid golfer and a friend to everyone who knew him. That’s what makes Davis’ death so tragic.
“A person who had done so much for this community, to have his life taken senselessly and it’s one of those things; it’s why we are so committed somehow some way to bring this case to closure,” said Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan.
It’s been four years of tracking leads and studying evidence for the Tuscumbia Police Department.
On August 28, 2012, the 88-year-old was found unconscious and laying at the bottom of a stairwell in his basement. He died the next day.
Chief Logan said not a day goes by in which his department doesn’t think about the case.
“We just feel that we are doing what we can, but we just need that one bit of information that someone out in this community or somewhere knows, that can help us get a break and solve this case,” Logan said.
With evidence of a break-in at the home, Logan believes someone knows who did this horrendous crime.
Chief Logan said over the years numerous outside investigators have been brought in to give fresh perspective on the case. He says they will actively pursue justice until someone is behind bars.
Tuscumbia Police urge anyone who might have information in this case, to contact the Shoals Area Crime Stoppers or their department. There is an active reward for information which leads to an arrest.