Crime

Son of Slain Stripper Tamara Greene Renews Call to Reopen Investigation


January 09, 2014, 6:19 AM

More than 10 years after the death of his mother Tamara Greene, son Johnathan Bond is renewing calls for police to reopen the investigation into the unsolved murder.

"This was about a mother, you know, not about the fact that she was a stripper," Bond told WDIV's Kevin Dietz.  "This was never about that."

Greene, a stripper known as "Strawberry," was gunned down in 2003  in her  Buick Skylark at 3:40 a.m. as she pulled up to her boyfriend's home on Roselawn, near West Outer Drive on the city's northwest side. There were rumors that she attended a wild party at the Manoogian Mansion, and that she knew too much and that then-Mayor  Kwame Kilpatrick was somehow involved. Bond was 9 at the time.

But no one ever provided proof of a party or that Kilpatrick had any involvement.

Still, Bond told WDIV that he hoped people would come forward and shed light on the investigation now that Kilpatrick is behind bars and the family no longer has a political grip on the city.

He said he hopes the new police chief, James Craig, will take a look into the murder.

"We can't keep continuing to push things under the bus," he said.

Dietz reports that the police chief wants to meet with Bond and take a look at the murder to see if it was properly investigated.

 

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