Arrest Made in Kidnapping and Murder of Birmingham Woman: Genise Carter Identified as Victim

An arrest has been made in the tragic kidnapping and murder case of a Birmingham woman, bringing some closure to this horrifying crime.

On the morning of January 15th, officers swiftly responded to a distressing call on 18th Street North in Birmingham after a diligent city worker stumbled upon the lifeless body of a woman. The Birmingham Police Department launched an immediate investigation into the incident.

The victim has been identified as Genise Carter, a 43-year-old resident of Birmingham. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office conducted a thorough autopsy on the deceased, revealing that she had tragically been shot.

Following intensive detective work, authorities successfully apprehended 21-year-old Jayden Gildersleeve, a resident of Midfield, on Thursday. The arrest took place in the 200 Block of 3rd Avenue Southwest. The Birmingham Police Department’s Crime Reduction Team, City Wide Traffic Task Force officers, Community Safety Partnership officers, and even the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office’s Star One helicopter joined forces to make this arrest possible.

Gildersleeve has been charged with capital murder (kidnapping) and first-degree kidnapping, grave offenses that carry severe consequences. He is currently being held without bond in the Jefferson County Jail, awaiting further legal proceedings.

However, the case is far from closed. Detectives are now actively seeking the assistance of the public in identifying a man pictured below. He is considered a person of interest in the capital murder of Genise Carter.

person of interest

Birmingham Police Department

BPD detectives say this man is a person of interest in the capital murder of Genise Carter

To aid in the ongoing investigation, anyone with information regarding the identity of the individual in the image is strongly urged to contact the Birmingham Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or provide anonymous tips through Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

As the community grapples with this shocking crime, it is important to stay vigilant and support law enforcement in their efforts to bring justice to the victim and her loved ones.


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