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06-08-2019, 05:05 AM

What we know about a possible serial killer case after multiple women found dead in Detroit
Women found naked in vacant houses
Updated: 8:39 PM, June 07, 2019

Two photos Kenneth DeAngelo Martin who Detroit Police identified as a person of interest in the serial killer case, according to Police Chief James Craig. He described as a 34-year-old black male, 5-foot-9, approximately 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. (Photo: Detroit Police Dept.)

DETROIT - Detroit police said this week that they have linked the deaths of three women to a possible serial killer who may be targeting sex workers.

A person of interest in the case was arrested Friday evening after Chief James Craig said police wanted to speak with him.
The victims

Police said the victims were all found naked in vacant houses in areas that are highly known drug areas. All of the victims appeared to be in their late 40s to mid-50s.

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Nancy Harrison - Body discovered March 19 in the area of Coventry Street -- she is considered the first victim.
Travesene Ellis - Body discovered May 24 on Linnhurst Street, near Schoenherr Road -- she is considered the second victim.
Police have not identified the third victim, who was found in a vacant house on Mack Avenue near Mt. Elliot on Wednesday, June 5. She is described as black, about 5 feet tall and about 100 pounds. She has a short Afro hair style. Craig said Friday afternoon that they had contact with who he believed was the woman's family, and they were waiting for the family to identify her.

Police arrest person of interest

Craig said police were looking to speak with Deangelo Kenneth Martin, a 34-year-old homeless man known to frequent the area where bodies of three women were found.

Martin was taken into custody in the area of 7 Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue about 7:30 p.m. Friday.


Detroit police arrest person of interest in potential serial killer case
Updated: 8:59 PM, Jun 07, 2019

DETROIT (WXYZ) Detroit Police have arrested the person of interest identified in the case of a potential serial killer and rapist they say is targeting sex workers on the city's east side.

The person of interest is 34-year-old DeAngelo Kenneth Martin, a black male, about 5-feet-9, 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He's known to be homeless and known to frequent the east side of Detroit.

Police say he was taken into custody at 7:30 p.m. at a bus stop in the area of 7 Mile and Gratiot.

This comes just days after Chief James Craig announced that there was a potential serial killer and rapist with three victims police know about.

According to Craig, the suspect could be targeting women in the early 50s and luring them to vacant dwellings. Craig also said the suspect is targeting sex workers. Police are now working in pairs clearing vacant homes on the city's east side. After that, the city's board-up team will work to board up the 1,000 vacant homes.

Craig said they have been in the middle of the investigation which started several months ago, beginning with an incident on March 19 in the 20000 block of Coventry, where the female victim, identified as 52-year-old Nancy Harrison, was totally disrobed. Police say when she was first located, the cause of her death was originally thought to be a drug overdose. However, after further investigation, it was discovered that she suffered blunt force trauma. No further details have been released on her death.

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The body of the second victim, Travesene Ellis, was found on May 24 on Linnhurst, between Gratiot and Chalmers on the city's east side.. No further details have been released on her death. She was reported missing on May 15. She was last seen on April 21 in the 13000 block of Linnhurst Street, where her body was later discovered.

Wednesday morning, a woman's decomposed naked body was found inside a vacant home on Mack near Mt. Elliot.

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The chief said it wasn't until the murder Wednesday morning that they believe they have the "makings of a serial killer and rapist that's operating on the east side of Detroit."

He believes the suspect is targeting women in their early 50s and luring them to vacant dwellings.

Brother of murdered woman in Detroit says possible serial killer is 'a coward'

Although the chief said all three victims are believed to be sex workers,, the family of Harrison say she was not.

09-16-2019, 05:34 AM

Detroit police submit 4 homicide warrants for suspected serial killer Deangelo Martin
Officials release cause of death for three women connected to case
Updated: 2:18 PM, September 05, 2019

DETROIT - Detroit police have submitted four homicide warrants for Deangelo Martin, who is suspected in a series of killings, Chief James Craig said.

Detroit police are waiting for prosecutors to make a charging decision. Police also revealed the cause of death for three victims tied to the serial killer case.

Nancy Harrison, 52, was killed March 19 by blunt-force trauma to the head, officials said.
Yvonne Cobern, 45, was killed June 10 by blunt-force trauma to the head, officials said.
Trevesene Ellis, 53, was killed May 5. Her cause of death is still unknown.

Tamara Michelle Jones, 56, was killed June 5. A cause of death has not been determined, according to authorities.

A possible fifth case is currently pending, police said.


Yvonne Elaine "Von" Cobern
October 24, 1973 - June 10, 2019