Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for tips that lead to Brown’s killer... “Unfortunately, the tips aren’t coming in like they were,” Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody said. “But it’s still an active case. Our investigators are doing what they can to develop leads, and hopefully arrest the person responsible and get a prosecution”...
The day after police discovered Brown’s body, they arrested two men, Michael Booker, 41, and Robert Windsor, 34, who were in possession of Brown’s cellphone. They faced various charges, although investigators said they didn’t believe the two men were involved with her death.
In November, Police Chief James Craig said investigators believed Brown likely knew her killer or killers. The following month, police released photos and videos taken from a gas station surveillance camera, showing two men, described as “persons of interest,” who had used Brown’s credit card shortly before midnight on Oct. 29, a few hours after she was last seen.
Family and friends say they don't know who could have killed Tiane, but some tell the 7 Action News Investigators that at times her relationship with both her ex-husband and her ex-boyfriend had been turbulent.
Tiane got two Personal Protection Orders, or PPOs, against the ex-husband in 2001 and in 2005: both times saying he beat her and threatened to kill her.
Tiane also tried to get a third PPO against him in 2007… writing in the PPO petition that the ex told her "I can never hide from him. He was going to kill me…" and kill whoever she was dating. The judge denied the PPO because Tiane did not show up in court.
In recent years, Tiane had also taken an ex-boyfriend to court over ownership of a car and parenting time with her youngest daughter.
Despite that, Tiane's parents say none of her relationships made them fear for her safety.
According to the Detroit News, Brown's mother said police "have an idea" who committed the crime but need more information before an arrest can be made.
Wayne State University Police Chief Anthony Holt said he could not immediately confirm if a suspect or suspects had been identified.
The mother of three girls had been shot once in the head in what police believe was not a random killing.
"(The police) basically tell me that they have some ideas as far as who may have done it," Sheryl Jones, Brown's mother, said Tuesday during the press conference. "They don't have enough evidence to make an arrest so they're trying to get more evidence because it's too circumstantial right now."