DETROIT, MI – Yesterday this article was put together and published at the request of a family member of Valencia Burden. The family wanted the person who murder Valencia caught and arrested.
We have always wanted to assist when we felt that it might ease the pain of a family who was experiencing the loss of a loved one. I wrote the article below. Published it and sent that family member what you can read below. I told them that I knew that some of the details were not completely correct and that they need to send me those corrections and they would be taken care of. I never received those corrections.
On March 16th, I was contacted by that same family member asking that I remove the article below. I told them that I could remove it but asked why? They spoke of the items that were not correct. I reminded them that I had sent a request immediately upon publishing the article that they send me the necessary corrections. I heard nothing further from that. Now there is the FOX 2 piece that they gave an interview for.
We did not seek out the family to get our initial story. That family member contacted us. No deception was wanted for our readers and we tried our best to get corrected information based on what we were being told. We needed to clear this up so those who do follow us know what transpired. It is the bedrock that we stand on that we get as close to the truth as possible when we publish information MI Headlines. We cannot do that if we do not get cooperation from those that asked for the help in the beginning.
~~ Bennie Partie
On Saturday March 13th, 2021, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Detroit Police were dispatched to a home on Rutland Street where they found a 54-year-old woman who had been murdered.
The victim is being identified as Valencia Burden. She was murdered on Saturday March 13th, 2021.
The victims husband posted this about his wife:
“My heart is heavy knowing that my friend, my children’s mother has been took from us before her time, please keep our family in prayers.”
The victims family posted to social media the following about the suspect that they say Detroit Police are looking for:
“If anyone sees this man Kevin Henry please call the Detroit Police Department he is a suspect in a murder case and may be driving the victims white equinox , do not approach he may be armed and dangerous.“
The family is asking that you share this information with those who you know in hopes that it will bring this suspect into custody as quickly as possible.
We are working to get further details from the family concerning this senseless tragedy. Please check back for updates.
If anyone has information pertaining to this crime, they are asked to please call the Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP.