3 Women's Slayings Since Mother's Day Stir Fear on Detroit's East Side

May 20, 2019, 10:15 PM

Destiny Reed, left, and Nyree Henderson were murdered May 12 and 13. (Slide: WXYZ)

There's fresh unease in parts of Detroit's east side "after three women were shot to death in the span of eight days," reports Kimberly Craig of WXYZ. Two victims were "shot by someone in a black Chrysler 300," she adds.

Safety fears began to rise when Nyree Henderson, 24, and two men were shot as they sat in a car on Guilford around 11:30 p.m. March 13. The men survived but Nyree died from her injuries.

Nyree's murder was a day after Destiny Reed, 23, was shot and killed on Van Dyke near Mack Avenue around 12:45 a.m. Mother's Day.

The shooters in the murders of Nyree and Destiny each fired from a black Chrysler 300. And while neither woman was in a gang, Detroit Police believe there is a connection to gangs in both cases and they have not ruled out that the killings are connected.

The latest woman killed was Stephanie Thomas, 36. She was found Sunday morning on Coplin Street near Waveney.

Investigators seek clues where the latest victim was found early Sunday. (Photo: WXYZ video image)

Each victim had a young child, the broadcaster adds.

While investigators said there is no serial killer at large, they have not ruled out connections between the three homicides.

Tips wanted: Information can be give to Detroit Police detectrives at (313) 596-2260 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at (800) 773-2587 [SPEAK-UP].

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