I am reaching out to you today to ask your help for a family in need of closure and a young man in need of justice. July 2011 will be the 25th anniversary of Keith Warren being found on a tree in Montgomery County Maryland. Keith died in Silver Springs, Maryland in 1986, one month away from starting college. Paramedics found Keith in a wooded area behind the family townhouse, hanging from a tree by the neck, bent double with his weight. After a ‘very’ brief investigation, the authorities concluded that Keith had committed suicide and closed the case despite the fact that rope was tied around the bigger tree to support the smaller tree, how can a suicide victim tie ropes around two separate trees and hoist themselves up? There was no note or any other evidence for the officer to rule it a suicide. The officer released the body to the funeral home of his choice, which embalmed the body. It took the officer 5hrs to notify Keith’s mother even though he had her work address and phone number. A witness says, before Keith’s death, a car full of suspicious characters were looking for him, the type of individuals Keith did not associate with. Several days later and the night before Keith’s body was found, another man was desperately looking for Keith by the name of Mark Findley.
A month later The Warren family had returned home from an outing, one of the relative’s wanted to see the tree in the back, where Keith was found. When they arrived at the spot, the tree had been cut down without their knowledge by the police department (who admitted cutting it down and were holding it for evidence). The tree was mysteriously destroyed in a warehouse fire. On Keith’s birthday in 1993, his mother received a package, the package contained 5 official police photos which are attached to this email, which showed different angles of Keith hanging by the neck, wearing someone else’s clothing. The personal items and clothing the family received in 1986 were not the same clothing Keith had when he died. Someone knew the right items to give the family and destroyed the other clothes. The family hired a private investigator; who was instrumental in having the body exhumed. The independent Medical Examiner which the family paid for found high levels of TCE (potent chemical found in glue and solvents) in his body. This chemical is so potent; after digesting, you are dead before you hit the ground. The Forensic Pathologist stated, “I believe Keith Warren’s death being listed as a suicide is medically not supportable.” Also the paramedic who arrived to the original crime scene prior to the officer wrote and signed a notarized document that he didn’t believe Keith’s death to be a suicide. There is a copy of the document on the justice site as well as on Facebook.
Shortly afterward getting the pictures, Keith’s mother received a note which said, “Ms. Warren, don’t worry, Mark Findley will be next.” Findley was an associate of Keith’s. Findley found out about the threatening note and contacted Keith’s mother, “Ms. Warren, I will be by to see you, I need to unload.” Findley was also rumored to have bragged after Keith’s body was found in 1986 that he helped put Keith on the tree. One month later, before he could visit Ms. Warren, Mark Findley was found dead. According to police, Findley died accidentally when his bike struck a curve and he was thrown from the bike at 2am in the morning. The ambulance crew said the damage to Findley didn’t fit the accident. The damage to his face look like someone hit him with a baseball bat. This case was never reopened and remains close. Keith’s sister and a hand full of friends have launched a facebook campaign to bring awareness to this situation.
Sherri (Keith’s sister) question is “if you think about it who holds the entities, that hold us accountable for our actions, accountable for theirs? The thought and premise is to use the network and web to update the situation, to show how the state of Maryland local and state government everyday for the last 25yrs has allowed someone to get away with murder and turn their backs on the family. It is to also let those involved know that the family and friends are not going away. We are in desperate need of help. This situation could happen to you or someone you know. You have a black man strung up on tree in 1986, you have physical evidence that was admittedly destroyed by local law enforcement, you have an additional questionable death surrounding this situation, and you have crime scene photo's which clearly show evidence of cover-up. What more would you need if you were in law enforcement to re-investigate, re-open or at the least care about Keith Warren. The family and friends of Keith Warren are working hard to put as much information out to show that this is not speculation but FACT! The family needs YOUR help in getting the information out to those in the national media. Please share your ideas, comments and concepts. The family is open to any and all suggestion. The family believes the local media is hesitant to cover this story due to political connections. That is why we have to now step outside of Maryland and show how utterly ridiculous it is for the Maryland judicial system to ignore this situation hoping that it will go away. We sometimes become frustrated but that will not stop us we will continue to put the STATE OF MARYLAND and MONTGOMERY COUNTY on BLAST!.... There are others victims of the Maryland state medical examiner in the 80's and 90's and we will find them and join with them to expose the inaccuracy and laziness of that office. We want everyone to know that as you sit comfortably in your house, office, car wherever you may be you are just a moment in time from your life being changed and damaged by those sworn into office to protect and serve. Whether or not the police were directly involved why won’t they try to do right? Their silence is just as damaging as the crime of putting Keith on the tree. I invite you to review the information given listed below. This is a conspiracy that extends to the highest ranking government office's in the State of Maryland. There is much information, that shows this suicide is NOT the TRUTH! There is a Facebook (Keith W Warren) campaign to get this case re-opened and re-investigate. Ms. Mary (Keith’s mom) passed in '09 and Sherri watched her fight the last 23yrs of her life trying to get help from those who are in the position to give it. But all she got was ignored and disrespected. This July will be the 25th anniversary of Keith's death. This story was profiled on Unsolved Mysteries, Jet Magazine, as well Ms. Mary was interviewed several times on the local ABC news channel 7. Your help is greatly needed. Below are the links to the above mentioned video's. I ask you to view the information and give your opinion of what you think happen. Why did the police department do so much to cover it up? Why wont the state of Maryland help the family and re-open this case. I appreciate your time and energy.