Teen Killed before Testifying against her Alleged Rapist
Jamaica News, February 10, 2018
Michigan, USA (Mckoy’s News) – Teen Killed before Testifying: teenager Mujey Dumbuyaw, of Grand Rapids in the state of Michigan, United States was set to testify against a Michigan man she accused of raping her was found dead in what police are calling murder.
The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety reports that sixteen-year-old Mujey Dumbuya’s body was found on Jan. 28 by two persons who were walking in a wooded area about 50 miles from the teens home.
According to police Dumbuya was found with one of her shoe missing ― a pink Nike sneaker. Investigators say they have ruled her death as a homicide, and are hoping that her missing sneaker will be a clue in their investigations.
Teen Killed before Testifying: Mujey Dumbuya was set to testify in April 2018, in the trial of a man accused of raping her in a parked car.
According to Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker, the accused, 42-year-old Quinn Anthony James, is charged with four counts of third-degree criminal sexual assault.
James was arrested again on Feb. 1 of this year, near Grand Rapids, the second-largest city in Michigan, in an another (unrelated) criminal sexual assault charge, but authorities released him for lack of evidence.
Teen Killed before Testifying: According to Police, James is a person of interest in Dumbuya’s death, according to local media reports.
Mujey was last seen alive the morning of Jan. 24 when she left for East Kentwood High School, where James is a maintenance worker.
She never showed up at school. Police said she was reported to them as a runaway teen three days before her body was found.
The school district has denied any allegations that James committed any crimes on school grounds.
Family and friends of the teen have said: “Mujey was a generous, energetic young woman with a radiant smile and an adventurous spirit,” “Mujey was a very good student who loved school. She had a close circle of friends and was loved by everyone that knew her. Mujey loved music and dancing. She took classes in dance, martial arts, and archery. Mujey was looking forward to graduating from high school next year. She wanted to be a police officer to help fight against social injustice, including racism.”
James Lawyer has said he is unfairly being accused of her death.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.