15 Years Later: Police Still Search for Answers in the Murder of a Northport, Alabama Teen
June 22 marks the 15th anniversary of the still-unsolved murder of a Northport teenager.
Authorities still seek the person or persons responsible for the death of Jeremy Scott 'Scotty' Cockrell who was only 17 at the time of his death.
Cockrell was a student at Tuscaloosa County High School who worked part time and volunteered with United Cerebral Palsy of West Alabama. His friends and family remember him as a caring and energetic young man .
Cockrell was shot and killed in his Northport home on June 22, 2006. Cockrell's body was discovered by friends who had arrived to pick him up and take him to the lake.
There was evidence of forced entry, and in the days preceding his murder, a late 90's model white Ford Escort was scene near his home on multiple occasions. The vehicle had Jefferson County tags and was occupied by both a black man and a white man.
The Tuscaloosa County Sherriff's Office is still seeking information leading to an arrest and conviction in connection with Cockrell's death. Anyone with details about the case is asked to contact the Tuscaloosa County Violent Crimes Unit at 205-464-8690 or Tuscaloosa County CrimeStoppers at 205-752-STOP.