Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Marian Easter, R.I.P.

RoNeisha Mullen of The Flint Journal reports:

A Flint woman was shot to death and another injured after someone broke into their home.

Police where called to 217 E. Belvidere Ave. just before midnight Monday, on a call of a male breaking into the residence.

When police arrived they found 20-year-old Marian Easter dead of multiple gun shot wounds, and 47-year-old Jo Ann Easter in critical condition.

Police said they suspect is familiar with his victims, but did not release his name.

Neighbors on the street are upset about the incident.

"I didn't even know the girl and my stomach has been turning since they told me about it," said Helen Shuman, who doesn't live on the street but visits friends there almost daily. "She was only 20 years old. I couldn't imagine being her mother and getting that news."

The Flint Murder Map tracks homicides in The Vehicle City throughout the year. Please note that the map is incomplete and offers only a partial list of murder victims.

1 comment:

  1. My heart goes out to all the surviving family members and friends. I want to say to Steve that even though we have known each other for a short time, I feel for you. I urge you to call upon myself or anyone else that may help you in this time of need. May you and anyone grieving from this tragedy, find comfort in your higher power, keep the faith. Sincerely, Mark Gahn.


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