Donor comes forward with additional $100K reward for info on Tamara Greene's murder

Posted at 10:26 PM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-31 15:14:12-04

A donor is putting up $100,000 for information leading to an arrest in the murder of Tamara Greene.  

She was killed more than a decade ago and her case has gone cold, leaving her family and attorney looking for answers.

Norman Yatooma, the family's attorney, says he feels encouraged by the $100,000 reward and is hoping someone who knows something will come forward.

The additional reward was announced Tuesday morning.

"It’s been a long time now," Yatooma said. "Tammy Greene’s murder has never been solved."

Yatooma admits it’s been hard over the last 15 years, with no new information coming to light in the Greene murder case.

"It was a common theme when we were investigating this case for years, having countless tips come across our desk but everybody who had probative information about Tammy’s death was terrified," Yatooma said. 

Now, a donor has come forward with a $100,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

It was in the early hours of April 30, 2003 when Greene and her boyfriend were talking in her car when a mystery man armed with a pistol sprayed a barrage of bullets hitting Greene and her boyfriend multiple times.

"There were a lot of people that were afraid for a long time," Yatooma said. "I don't see a reason to be afraid. It seems to me everybody is out of Kwame's reach now."

Greene, who also worked as an exotic dancer, went by the name "Strawberry."  

"All the information and evidence that we have received, not from friends and family or folks in the street – I mean officers who have come forward and testified about Kwame's misdeeds. This is the most corrupt man that’s ever walked the city of Detroit," Yatooma said.

It’s been said, however, never proven, that Greene was inside the Manoogian Mansion one night when something terrifying happened, which may be the reason she was killed.  

Yatooma says this case has gone unsolved long enough, and that it’s time to bring justice to Greene and her family. 

"We haven’t run out of hope, and there’s a lot of folks out there who know what happened," he said. "We just need one of them to come forward and it would be the best $100,000 bucks we spent." 

No law enforcement has been able to connect Greene to the former mayor.

If you have any information in the case you are urged to call LSS Consulting at 248-366-5020.