DETROIT, MI – This now makes the 4th woman to be killed on Detroit’s eastside in the past eight days.
A 36-year-old woman was found shot to death on Coplin Street on Sunday morning, May 19th, 2019. This crime took place between Warren and Mack Ave.
Sources are saying the woman was found shot two to three times, one of those in the head. She was a resident who lived in the area for many years. Her body was found at approximately 11:00AM Sunday morning in a vacant field on Coplin.
MI Headlines is confirming that the woman’s name is Stephanie Thomas also known in her neighborhood as Honey Bee. She liked to frequent the AAA Party Store. MI Headlines also was told that her child’s father died one week ago from a drug overdose.
Prior to her body being found, Stephanie was last seen on surveillance video with two men, identified as persons of interest, at a gas station on Warren Avenue at Algonquin in a white sedan.
A resident who lives in the area recorded video from the scene. That video can also be viewed at the bottom of this article.
The first three murders are as follows:
- The first woman was gunned down in the 3400 block of Van Dyke early Mother’s Day morning.
- The second was shot and killed in the 5900 block of Guliford Street on Monday May 13th.
- The third woman was murdered inside of the Parkview Towers apartment building Wednesday morning, May 15th, 2019.
Rumors and speculation have been running rampant on social media that there was a serial killer on the loose in Detroit. Detroit Police Chief James Craig addressed that issue head-on Saturday afternoon and stated that there is no serial killer on the loose and that the first three murders together are not connected. However, the first two could possibly be connected by gang violence of some type.
Investigators are currently on scene on Coplin. At this time there are few details. Please check back for updates.
If anyone has any information pertaining to this crime, they are asked to contact Detroit Police Department Homicide Unit at 313-596-2260, or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
Video Credit: Fannie Denise Hamilton