Update: Family has been found.
Earlier Story: Authorities are trying to locate family members of a man found dead in a Birmingham motel earlier this month.
Darron Rarnard Stone, 39, was discovered May 3 at the Budget Motel on Bankhead Highway. His body is ready to be released for burial, but Jefferson County Coroner’s officials have been unable to find his next of kin to notify them of his death.
Stone, who was from the Birmingham area but did not have a permanent address, had been renting a room at the motel. He was supposed to check out that Friday but when checkout time came and went, workers went to his room. He was found unresponsive on his bed and pronounced dead at 11:18 a.m.
Yates said they do not suspect foul play in his death. He was last known to be alive on May 2.
Stone’s mother died in 2015, and he had told people his father also had passed away. His mother and other family members are believed to have lived in the northern Birmingham/ Forestdale area.
Yates said they believe Stone still has a sister in the Birmingham area of northeast Jefferson County. They have not been able to make contact with her.
Family members are asked to call the coroner’s office at 205-930-3603.