Michigan Woman And Niece Found Shot To Death, Boyfriend Is The Only Suspect

Police say Derrell Demon Brown does not have a social media footprint and is known to use a variety of aliases.

Derrell Demon Brown [Grand Rapids Police]

Derrell Demon Brown [Grand Rapids Police]

By: Michelle Sigona

Investigators in Grand Rapids, Michigan were called to a home in March 2019. Upon arrival, authorities located the bodies of Cherletta Baber-Bey and her niece, Keyona Griffin. Detectives say both were shot to death.

Keyona Griffin and Cherletta Baber-Bey [Grand Rapids Police]

Keyona Griffin and Cherletta Baber-Bey [Grand Rapids Police]

As the investigation moved into high gear, the search for the suspect soon turned to Cherletta's boyfriend. Police say Derrell Demon Brown lived in the home with the two victims, but investigators could not locate him. Brown, who authorities say had a history of domestic violence, was soon named the only suspect in this case, but he is currently only charged with possession of a stolen firearm.

Authorities say Brown has ties to Atlanta, GA, Milwaukee, WI and Columbus, OH. He is known to use a massive amount of aliases and generally does not use a cell phone. Detectives say he does not have as social media footprint and is not known to frequent these types of sites.


Surveillance footage of Derrell Demon Brown [Grand Rapids Police]

Location of crime: Grand Rapids, MI

Date of crime: March 13, 2019

DOB: February 3, 1974

HEIGHT: 5 feet 8 inches

WEIGHT: 180 pounds

CHARGES: Possession of a stolen firearm

Possible areas where suspect could be hiding: Atlanta, GA

ALIASES: Known aliases include Darryl Robinson, Carter Brown, Derrick Brown, Michael Richardson, Marcus Wright, and Jay.

Next Up

FBI Top 10 Fugitive Alejandro Castillo Is On The Run For Allegedly Killing Ex-Girlfriend

Authorities say the suspect and victim previously dated and both worked together at a Charlotte, NC restaurant.

Days Before His Murder Trial For Killing His Girlfriend, Kevin 'Mike' Waguespack Fled

Waguespack reportedly showed up for all his required meetings until October 19. He was supposed to appear in court that day for a final hearing before the trial began — but he didn't. No one has seen or heard from him since.

‘I Was Sitting There Defending A Guilty Person’: Woman Receives Devastating Package From Incarcerated Partner

“I thought, I’ve got to fix this, I’ve got to make it right. They’ve got the wrong person.”

Young Mother and 4-Year-Old Son Found Murdered, Hunt Continues To Find Boyfriend Jory Worthen

Authorities say Worthen, who had previously had an order of protection filed against him, fled Arkansas after allegedly killing his girlfriend and her young son.

UPDATE: Salvador Garcia Pleaded For Return Of Karen & Then Fled When Her Body Was Found

Suspect pleads on the local news for the mother of his child to come home, then flees. The search is on for 22-year-old Salvador Garcia.

Bryan Eumyr Vega-Velez On The Run For Allegedly Killing His Girlfriend And Fleeing Before His Trial

Authorities say Vega-Velez is originally from Puerto Rico and has ties to cities in Florida.

Prosecutors Say Adnan Syed's DNA Was NOT Found On Tested Items From Crime Scene

“There is no forensic evidence linking him to this crime,” defense attorney C. Justin Brown tweeted.

Adnan Syed Of 'Serial' Fame Denied New Trial, Maryland Court Upholds Conviction

Adnan Syed continues to serve life for the 1999 murder of his high school ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee.

Tamera Williams Wanted For Allegedly Dismembering Boyfriend Dumping Along Highway

Tamera Williams previously worked as a travel agent and phlebotomist. She has close ties to Brooklyn, NY and Atlanta, GA. Authorities say she may have a different hairstyle to disguise her appearance while on the run.

Featured Cases

More Missing