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.

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