Police appeal for information after teenager stabbed to death in Birmingham

Aug 1, 2021


West Midlands police seek contact details of family of Brahane Yordanos, who do not yet know of her killing


Last modified on Sun 1 Aug 2021 17.17 EDT


Detectives are trying to find the family of a 19-year-old woman found fatally stabbed at her home in Birmingham. West Midlands police named the victim as Brahane Yordanos, from Eritrea in north-east Africa, on Sunday.

Just after 6am on Saturday, officers were called to Unett Street, Newtown, where the teenager was discovered with stab wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.


The police said they were searching CCTV footage with the aim of tracing a man seen leaving the area.

Initial inquiries led them to a man known to the victim, but he has since been ruled out of the investigation.

Officers have been unable to find any members of Yordanos’s family and appealed to the public for help so that they can inform relatives of her death. Police also want information from anyone who knows who might have been visiting the teenager overnight on Friday.

DI Jim Mahon, of the West Midlands police homicide unit, said: “Our investigation is progressing at pace, but we are struggling to find anyone who knew much about her.

“We desperately need to speak to her family to inform them of her sad death. This may also give us leads to who she may have been associating with.”

Anyone with information can contact the force by Live Chat on its website or call 101 quoting log 765 of 31/7. Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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