Police identified the victim found in the basement as William Radney, 69, of Birmingham. He was discovered around 11:30 p.m. Saturday at 505 63rd St. S. after the house fire at that location was extinguished.
The BPD says he had injuries that didn't appear to be caused by the fire, and was pronounced dead on the scene.
No charges or arrests have been made in this case. Anyone with information regarding Radney's death should contact the BPD Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.