Volunteers seek tips for rape and murder victims in Detroit

Detroit (WXYZ) - Volunteers gathered in Detroit to find justice for two people they didn’t know. 

They stood at 6 Mile and Wyoming.  One volunteer yelled into a megaphone.  Others passed out flyers asking for information about who killed two people.

One of them was 26-year-old Brittany Brown.  She was found on March 22 in an alley on Kentucky street near Wyoming. Investigators said she had be raped, tied up, and burned.  Her naked body had been stuffed into a duffle bag.

The other person who lost their life to violence in Detroit is Phillip Wallace, age 22.  He was found murdered on September 16, 2013 near Puritan and Ohio St. Avenue.  Police said they believed he was shot during a robbery.  The robber may have gotten away with his cell phone.

Crime Stoppers of Michigan is offering a $2,500 reward for tips leading to an arrest in these cases.

Malik Shabazz, the President of the Marcus Garvey Movement/Black Panther Nation organized the event.

“We’re out here because we’re tired of the murder, the crime, the rape. We can’t live with it. The police can’t do it all. The community has to standup,” said Shabazz.

If you would like to report a tip to Crime Stoppers, call 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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