Police Seek New Person Of Interest In Hamtramck Double Murder
DETROIT (WWJ) – Police have identified another person of interest in the murder of 18-year-old Abreeya Brown and 22-year-old Ashley Conaway.
Investigators say they want to talk to a man who was captured on surveillance video walking into a club with the women on the day they went missing. Police say they think man might be driving a silver sedan. Detectives say he’s not a suspect in Brown and Conaway’s deaths, they just want to talk to him.
Brown and Conaway disappeared in late February after being abducted from their Hamtramck home and thrown into the trunk of a car. Their bodies were found almost a month later in shallow graves in Detroit.
Two men, Brandon Cain and Brian Lee, are charged with attempted murder for shooting at the two women in an incident prior to their kidnapping. Cain and Lee also are under investigation for the abduction and murder of Brown and Conaway.
During a preliminary exam that began Friday, witness Andre Douglas, who was originally believed to be involved but was later cleared of any wrong doing, took the stand. He told the court he saw Lee and Cain talking to the two victims on February 8. He said Cain told the women not to drive off or else Lee would shoot. He said the girls then started to pull away.
Police believe the men later kidnapped and killed Conaway and Brown when they threatened to tell police what happened.
The young women were buried Monday after a joint funeral that was attended by thousands of people. Read more, here.