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DETROIT (WWJ) – A preliminary exam has been postponed for two Detroit men charged with stripping a car that belonged to one of two Westland teens found murdered last month.

Casey Green, 39, and Larry Anderson, 40, will be back before a judge later this week.

The families of the teens, 17-year-old Jourdan Bobbish and his friend, 18-year-old Jacob Kudla,  were in the courtroom Monday. Many of them were wearing personalized black armbands, including Virgie Kudla.

“This is in memory of Jacob Kudla — Jacob’s my son. We had a wonderful lady make these for us so that way we could all show support, not only in being there, but we could really show the support,” she said. “Everyone knows who we are then.”

Outside the courthouse, Kudla’s godfather, Joseph Peters, talked about efforts to raise money for a reward the family hopes will aid police in arresting whomever is responsible for the teens’ deaths.

“I’d like to see twenty-five to fifty-thousand (dollars collected). I’m sure that would help somebody,” Peters said.

The family plans to hang Crime Stopper posters in the coming days.

Bobbish and Kudla were last seen July 22 after visiting Kudla’s uncle in Detroit.  Days after the car they’d used that night was found stripped, the teen’s bodies were found in a field on Detroit’s east side.

No one has been charged in their deaths.

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