St. Pete police investigating suspicious death

Posted at 11:53 AM, May 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-05 17:31:59-04

The St. Petersburg Police Department is continuing to investigate a suspicious death that occurred on Thursday night just after 5:40 p.m. 

Officers responded to the 7700 block of 34th Avenue North after receiving a phone call from  Alicia Chamberlain, 30, who reported that she woke up to find her boyfriend James Allen, 31, dead on the back porch. Chamberlain also reported that she had severe injuries to her body, but did not know who injured her.

When officers arrived, they entered the locked and fenced rear yard. They located Chamberlain, as well as Allen, the deceased. Chamberlain was transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Hospital with critical but non-life-threatening injuries. Chamberlain has only been able to provide investigators a limited statement due to her medical condition.

Major Crimes Unit detectives were called to the scene and had to obtain a search warrant for the home to continue their investigation. Detectives do not believe this was a random act and the public is not in danger.

The investigation is ongoing.