By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press – 28 minutes ago
DETROIT (AP) — The bodies of two women discovered buried in a wooded area on the west side of Detroit are the remains of two housemates who witnesses claim were forced into a car trunk at gunpoint nearly a month ago, the medical examiner's office said Monday.
This just showed up on my Comcast homepage:
Bodies of 2 missing women found in Detroit
3 hours ago
Detroit (AP) -- Two bodies were unearthed Sunday in a wooded area on the west side of Detroit, likely the remains of women who have been missing for about a month after being forced into a car trunk at gunpoint, the police chief said...
Funerals Monday for 2 abducted Hamtramck women
Funerals scheduled Monday for 2 women who were abducted outside their Hamtramck home
Published On: Apr 02 2012 07:48:15 AM EDT Updated On: Apr 02 2012 09:49:03 AM EDT
A double funeral is planned in Detroit for two Hamtramck women who witnesses say were forced into a car trunk at gunpoint one month ago...
April 2, 2012 at 1:00 am
Briefs: Funeral for Hamtramck kidnap victims today
A funeral is planned today for two Hamtramck women abducted in February and found dead last weekend...
From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz1qtMVLMSP
Double funeral held for two women kidnapped from Hamtramck house
Abreeya Brown, Ashley Conaway found dead March 25
Published On: Apr 02 2012 07:48:15 AM EDT Updated On: Apr 02 2012 12:37:30 PM ED
Friends and family gathered Monday at a double funeral for two Hamtramck women who were kidnapped and killed together.
The service for 18-year-old Abreeya Brown and 22-year-old Ashley Conaway was held noon at Solomon's Temple on Detroit's east side...
April 2, 2012 at 2:22 pm
Mourners remember slain Hamtramck women, call for violence to end
By Laura Phelps
The Detroit News
Detroit— Nearly a thousand people came together Monday at Solomon's Temple for the funeral of two slain Hamtramck women found in shallow graves last month after being abducted in late February.
Filling most seats on the ground floor and spilling into the balcony, family and friends celebrated the lives of Abreeya Brown, 18, and Ashley Conaway, 22, while calling for an end to area violence. A slideshow of photographs rotated images of the two young women near the altar...
From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz1quTAGzoK
Last edited by BetteDavisEyes; 04-02-2012 at 02:41 PM.
Police have new person of interest in murder of 2 Hamtramck women
Police have released video of man they want to talk to about Hamtramck murders
Published On: Apr 02 2012 07:02:31 PM EDT Updated On: Apr 02 2012 11:01:07 PM EDT
Man on surveillance wanted for questioning in deaths of Hamtramck women
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. -
Police released new surveillance video Monday of a man who sources are calling a person of interest in the deaths of 18-year-old Abreeya Brown and 22-year-old Ashley Conaway.
New arrests made in kidnapping, murders of Hamtramck women
The written story at the link isn't very helpful (as a matter of fact I found it confusing), but the video is. Apparently two new arrests have been made related to the case. The names aren't mentioned though.
While there don't appear to have been any actual charges made yet, this looks good on the Detroit police, as I am sure they are understaffed and underpaid in a challenging environment.
The video also contains an interview with a man (identity disguised) who lives near where the bodies were found. He said that on the night of the murders he saw 4 cars drive in fast and then he heard a series of pops. He estimates that there were around 3 shots fired.
Clearly the witness is afraid. It seems that he didn't call the police that night. If he had, then poor Abreeya and Ashley's families wouldn't have had to endure those weeks of not knowing what happened to them. I wonder what prompted the man to speak to the media now. (Sorry if this was previously reported since I haven't had a chance to check out all of the past media reports.) Of course all of this presumes that this witness is telling the truth, but I don't know what he would gain by lying.
Abreeya and Ashley were shot in the head and buried about a foot and a half deep. Where their bodies were found:
Here's wishing for a speedy, successful resolution to this terrible case.
“Where there is love there is life.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi
5 men charged in slayings of 2 Michigan women
DETROIT (AP) — Five men have been charged in the abduction and slayings of two Michigan women who were kidnapped and stuffed in a car trunk at gunpoint, a prosecutor said Saturday.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced the charges during a morning news conference.
full article at link ............... http://news.yahoo.com/5-men-charged-...142716866.html
May 6, 2014 at 6:56 pm
Jury not sworn in properly, so man convicted in 2 Hamtramck murders gets new trial
Tony Briscoe/The Detroit News
Detroit — A man sentenced to life in prison for the brutal murders of two women in Hamtramck will get a new trial because his jury was not properly sworn in, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled in an opinion released Tuesday.
In December 2012, Brandon Cain, 29, was sentenced to life in prison connection with the deaths of best friends Abreeya Brown, 18, and Ashley Conaway, 22, who were found fatally shot in a wooded area of Detroit’s far west side.
A Wayne County Circuit Court jury convicted Cain on charges of first-degree murder, torture, unlawful imprisonment and felony firearm charges in their murders.
In a written opinion, Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Cynthia Diane Stephens found that Wayne County Circuit Judge Vonda Evans’ clerk had erred in swearing in the jury, so Cain should have a new trial...
From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz312NlIysl