Florence Police seek information in motel murder

FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) - Florence police released a photo of a person of interest in the murder of Lula Addison and are seeking more information in the case.

Addison's body was found in one of the rooms in the City Lodge at 400 S. Court Street on July 29.

The person of interest, Eugene "Gene" Lee Jones, is a homeless man from the Birmingham area. Police say he came to Florence over the summer and has stayed with several people for about three weeks.

Jones was arrested Monday, July 29 in Florence and transported to Bessemer on outstanding warrants. Florence police say they believe several people may have had contact with Jones or have other helpful information.

Anyone with information about the case and anyone who saw or spoke with Jones from Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28 should call the Florence Police Department at 256-768-2764. Tips can also be texted to "CRIMES."

Investigators say this case is the department's highest priority and they want to bring Addison's killer to justice.

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