The year was 2018, and it was summertime in Clinton Township in Michigan. A teenage couple inexplicably vanished without a trace. At first, some speculated that they were simply out with friends, taking advantage of the nice weather and just spending time together. However, as time continued to pass and they still hadn’t returned home, concern quickly transformed into fear… That fear escalated even further when a foul odor began to emanate at the family home.
It was a pleasant spring afternoon in Kalamazoo, Michigan, when 8-year-old Jeannie Singleton was walking home from school. Jeannie was spotted resting her legs not too far away from her home, but Jeannie never arrived in time for dinner. The disappearance sparked a massive manhunt. In fact, it would be one of the biggest searches in Kalamazoo’s history, but would Jeannie ever be coming home?
Hamtramck is a small community in Michigan mostly surrounded by the city of Detroit. It’s a great commuter city for those who work in the city, lying just five miles away from the centre. One night in February, 2012, a man in Hamtramck was waiting for his daughter and best friend to come home. As he just finished showering, he heard the girls pull up. Moments later, he heard screaming followed by gunshots and a car speeding off.
It was the 2nd of November, 1998, in Muskegon, Michigan, when the mother and stepfather of 19-year-old April Boss became concerned when she didn’t return home from her boyfriend, Jedediah Privacky, home. Shortly before midnight, they travelled over to the Privacky home. As soon as they pulled up outside, they were confronted with the lifeless […]
It was around 8AM on the 25th of April, 2005, when a relative made a grisly discovery in the foyer of the upscale home of 50-year-old Diane Michele, in Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan. It was the lifeless body of Diane, surrounded in a puddle of her own blood
Mujey Dumbuya and her family had come to the United States for pastures greener. After their home country of Sierra Leonne became embroiled in civil war, they thought that United States would be a place of safety. In 2018, however, Mujey vanished after leaving her home to catch a bus to school in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Fear immediately encompassed her family, even more so because she had been scheduled to testify against a man that she had accused of sexually abusing her.
Race can often play a part in how certain people view certain situations. In 2013, a black teenage girl went to the front door of a home in a predominantly white neighbourhood near Detroit, Michigan. She had gotten into a car accident and was looking for help. The actions of the home-owner that night would raise many questions about how people talk about race and violence within the United States.