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

Local News

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.


LATEST POSTS

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

CBS 42 Community Events

More CBS 42 Community Events

TRENDING STORIES