DETROIT, MI – On September 5th, 2018, Detroit Police were dispatched at approximately 9:45PM to the 12500 block of Payton Street on the city’s east side on the report of a person Dead on Scene.
Upon arrival officers located the body of 35-year-old Demetrius W. Hamilton, also known as Mr D, wrapped in plastic laying among garbage that was in the backyard. Hamilton had been stabbed to death. The murder took place near the area of Kelly and Morang.
A suspect was quickly developed. The 16-year-old suspect had been reported as a relative who had been taken in by Demetrius Hamilton. What MI Headlines is being told is that the suspect is the 16-year-old son of Hamilton’s girlfriend.
After doing a records search, this was not the home of Demetrius Hamilton. His address shows him as residing in Hamtramck. There are conflicting accounts of who was living at the Payton Street address. However, we are also being told that the home was that of Hamilton’s girlfriend.
The teenager and Hamilton had an argument. It was during that time that the suspect allegedly fatally stabbed the victim multiple times.
Demetrius Hamilton leaves behind three young children.
The 16-year-old was located, placed under arrest and is currently waiting to be arraigned.
Funeral services are entrusted to James H. Cole Funeral Home.
Obituary for Demetrius Wiley Hamilton Jr.
Date of Birth: Thursday, May 26th, 1983
Date of Death: Thursday, September 6th, 2018