Missing Birmingham 18-year-old died from gunshot wound, coroner says

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (2/12): The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has ruled that victim Sean Caribe Avant Jr, the missing 18-year-old of Birmingham, died from a gunshot wound.

Avant was a recent missing person of the Birmingham area. He was found Monday at 12:20 p.m. dead on the bank of Bayview Lake. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:48 p.m.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation.


UPDATE (2/11): The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of 18-year-old Sean Caribe Avant Jr. as a homicide.

Anyone with information on the case should contact JCSO at (205) 325-1450 or Crime Stoppers at (205) 254-7777.


UPDATE (2/11): Jefferson County Coroner’s Office confirms that the victim found Monday on the bank of Bayview Lake is missing 18-year-old Sean Caribe Avant Jr.

Avant was found Monday at 12:20 p.m. on the bank of Bayview Lake. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office pronounced Avant dead at the scene 12:48 p.m.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

There is no official cause of death.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


ORIGINAL STORY: The Birmingham Police Department is searching for missing man Sean Caribe Avant of Birmingham, Alabama.

The 18-year-old was last seen Thursday, Feb.6 between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Avant was reported missing by family members after he did not return home.

He was reported to have been in a car with a friend and dropped off at an unknown location.

Sean Caribe Avant Jr. Courtesy of Birmingham Police Department

How to identify Avant:

  • Height: 5’3″
  • Weight: 130 lbs.
  • Last seen outfit: black jeans, a gray hoodie with a tiger on the front, yellow and white Jordan shoes

Important note: According to Birmingham Police, Avant is known to be active on social media, but has been inactive since his disappearance.

Next Steps:

If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of Sean Caribe Avant Jr., they are encouraged to contact the Birmingham Police Department at 205-297-8434 or call 911.

If anyone has information that pertains to this investigation, they are encouraged to contact Crime Stopper at 205-254-7777.


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