Investigation continues in death of Wayne State University law student

(WXYZ) -  Detroit and Wayne State University Police sources tell 7 Action News they don't know if the two people detained in connection to the murder of Tiane Brown are her killers,  or if her murderer is still free.

They  have examined numerous university surveillance video clips trying to figure out what happened before Tiane Brown died.  We know she was last seen alive on campus Monday night,  where she was studying law. 

Police are trying to find out what happened next.  

Police say they are still investigating whether something happened to her on or off campus.

Early Tuesday morning, Tiane's mom reported her missing after the mother of three didn't show up to pick up her kids.

On Wednesday, Wayne State University police found her and her SUV here off campus in a field near the old Packard Plant in Detroit.  Someone shot Tiane, a young mom with an MBA and a masters in Biomedical engineering, who  was about to graduate from law school.

Detroit Police said Thursday they  continued questioning the two people in custody who were found with Tiane's phone.  They both are being held on unrelated warrants.  So far they have not been charged in connection to this case.  

Funds are being set up to help Tiane's three daughters.

Wayne State University has set up a fund for them.  If you would like to donate, the university says checks can be made payable to Wayne State University and reference "The Tiane Brown Fund" on the memo line.   They can be sent to 5475 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202.

The Yatooma Foundation for Kids has also offered to give the family services including grief counseling.  It will accept donations which will be given directly to the family and children.  You may call 888-987-KIDS or donate on their website at  Please indicate the donation is for Tiane A. Brown.

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