Tag Archives: #Michigan

THe murder of Ricky Holland

Caution, this episode discusses child abuse and murder.

In July of 2005 Ricky vanished from his home in Williamston Michigan. An intensive search was performed with assistance from hundreds of volunteers and multiple police agencies. Ricky would finally be found when his “father” revealed what actually happened to the little boy at the hands of his “mother”

Ricky Holland in an undated photo.

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Elias Abuelazam

E’twan Wilson survived his encounter with Abuelazam, but has many scars to show for it.


19 year old Davon Rawls survived an attack by Abuelazam,

In the summer of 2010 the community of Flint, Michigan was stalked by a knife wielding man who focused his murderous rage primarily on Black men in the community. When he was taken in to custody, he left more than a dozen gravely injured men and five deaths in his wake.

This episode explores the life and many crimes of serial killer Elias Abuelazam.


Abuelazam in a mugshot from Virginia, August 2010.

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who killed me? Akita Ervin

In the summer of 1992, 15 year old Akita Ervin lived in a mobile home in White Lake Township, Michigan with her mother and her mother’s live in boyfriend. While Akita had a history of running away, there was more to the story, and that became terrifyingly clear when her decomposed remains were discovered in late June.

If you have information on her death, please contact White Lake Township Police

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112 Connie Royce – Missing in Michigan

On June 1, 1990, 24 year old Connie Royce went to the Hayloft Bar in Mt Clemens, Michigan. She was on a date with a new guy, Greg, and Greg’s friend, “Brad” tagged along.

About 11pm, while Greg was in the restroom, Connie fled the bar, carrying her shoes. She left her handbag behind. Connie would never be seen again.

Her case is under the jurisdiction of the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department.

Connie (Bostic) Royce went missing on June 1, 1990

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111 The Murder of Ally Brueger

On a Sunny day in July 2016, 31 year old Alexandra “Ally” Brueger was out for a 10 mile run in the community near the home she shared with her parents in Rose Township, Michigan. The quiet afternoon was shattered by four blasts from a shotgun, the last shot reaching it’s mark, striking Ally Brueger and ending her life. Her case remains unsolved. #Murder #Michigan #Unsolved #Shotgun

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Missing in Michigan – Jody Lynn Brant

Episode 106  – Memorial Day weekend, 1994. Sixteen year old Jody Lynn Brant leaves her home in Gwinnett County Georgia to make the 12 hour drive north to Oakland County Michigan.

Jody Brant, age 16, 1994.

She’s planning to spend the long weekend with her cousins in the Pontiac area. Jody never arrives and days later, her car is found torched in a remote part of Monroe County Michigan.

If you have information about Jody’s case, please contact the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department.

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Additional reading: 

The Charley Project 

June 1994 article from The Toledo Blade 

 

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103 Missing in Michigan – Bernice Gray

On the morning of December 26, 1991 Bernice Gray dropped her toddler daughter off at day care and headed for work. Gray didn’t arrive at work, and wouldn’t be seen again. Days later her bloodstained car was found abandoned in Detroit.

Bernice Gray was last seen on December 26, 1991 in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.

It would take a decade for the man responsible for her disappearance and murder to be brought to justice.

Additional reading:

The Charley Project

Find a grave

 

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101 Missing in Michigan: Carlee Jade Morse

On a warm August night in 2010, 15 year old Carlee Jade Morse of Westland stepped out of her apartment to speak with a friend. She would never be seen alive again.

Justin Yoshikawa and Nick Cottrell are currently in prison for her murder, but no sign of the missing teenager has ever been found.

Carlee Morse, just weeks before she vanished.

Special thanks to Westland Police for their assistance in creating this episode.  If you have information as to the whereabouts of Carlee Morse’s body, please contact them at 734-722-9600

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99 The Many Crimes of Byron Hoffmeister

Much of my childhood was spent in and around the little town of Berkley, Michigan. My uncle was Berkley High School, class of ’65. One of his classmates was Byron Hoffmeister. I’d heard him mention Hoffmeister over the years, what a “bad guy” he was, but until I dug into this episode, I had no idea.

Join us as we explore the life and many crimes of Berkley’s own Byron Hoffmeister.

yearbook photo of Hoffmeister

 

The 1968 plea deal that allowed Hoffmeister to be out on the streets by 1971

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