Hussein O. Sharif


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Hussein O. Sharif, 29, was murdered Sept 22, 1983 in his home at 14301 Westbrooke in Detroit. He had been stabbed 27 times and beaten severely about the head. Also injured in the attack was his girlfriend, who remained unnamed in a newspaper account of the incident, and who crawled from the scene of the crime to a neighboring house to summon aid. Her throat also had been slit and she had also been stabbed and beaten. According to the paper, “One assailant was described as a white man, 24 to 26 years old, 5 feet 6, with a brown mustache and blond, collar-length hair parted down the middle. He was wearing a plaid shirt and blue jeans. Hs accomplice was described as a white woman, also 24 to 26 years old. 5 Feet 6 with short red curly hair that may have been a wig. She was wearing dark sunglasses and a maroon coat and has a southern accent.”

Sharif, known as Uncle Munchie, had been born in Yemen and worked at the Wayne Ford Truck Assembly. He was known to be cautious, to have weapons close at hand, and was unlikely to let strangers enter his home. He was a divorced father of a toddler, Llila, who now wants to know who killed her father and why.

Hussein O. Sharif

Hussein O. Sharif

Investigative Contact:
Detroit Police Department

Date of Birth:

Age at Death/Disappearance:
29

Date of Death/Disappearance:
September 22, 1983

Case Type:
Homicide

Case Status:
Open

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