Friday, February 8, 2019

Movers made disturbing discovery at retired Detroit police detective's home

Posted By on Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 1:38 PM

click to enlarge STEVE NEAVLING
  • Steve Neavling

A former Detroit homicide detective is under criminal investigation after a moving company on Thursday discovered a locker containing evidence of murder cases in his home on Detroit’s west side.

The detective, who retired in 2012, was being evicted from his home on the 9000 block of Northlawn when movers discovered the case files and called police.

"We have launched a criminal investigation," says Sgt. Nicole Kirkwood. "A locker containing evidence of homicide cases was discovered. We have preserved the scene and secured the evidence."

It wasn't immediately clear whether the records involved cold cases or why the retired detective was in possession of the evidence.

"We are definitely doing our due diligence," Kirkwood says.

The detective, whose name has not been identified pending an investigation, left the homicide unit in 2009.

Reporter Charlie LeDuff first broke the news on Twitter.

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