Richard Dannah SOLVED

With the arrest of Derrick Anthony Brown the solution of who murdered Richard Dannah seems more certain. Here’s the story of the crime that MJVH posted in 2010: On May 31, 2008, Dannah was found shot to death in the backyard of a home at 449 Adams SE, in Grand Rapids, Kent County, MI. Witnesses report that around 5:30 a.m. a dark colored car stopped near the address and fired shots into the backyard.   Richard was nineteen years old.

 Frances Molen, Richard’s mother, called her son “Toothpick” because he was tall and skinny.  She wants people to know that Richard loved people and enjoyed playing sports such as football and basketball. She cannot imagine that anyone would want to hurt her son, and believes that Richard was an innocent victim who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

That was exactly the case.

Here are stories that tell the tale:

From Fox 17: “Arrest made in 2008 cold case, victim’s mother relieved.”

From John Agar at mLive: “Police make arrest in 2008 killing of Grand Rapids man, 19”

From WOOD TV8: “Man charged in 2008 shooting death of teen in GR.”

Investigative Contact:
Silent Observer: 616.774.2345 or toll free: 866.774.2345

Date of Birth:
May 17, 1989

Age at Death/Disappearance:
19

Date of Death/Disappearance:
May 31, 2008

Case Type:
Homicide

Case Status:
Open

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