3 charged in slaying of Detroit woman found in burning car

21 May, 2022
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3 charged in slaying of Detroit woman found in burning car

Three people have been charged in connection with the slaying of a Detroit woman whose body was found this week, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office announced Friday.

The trio — Deontay James Harper, 27, Ciera Lecha Mcgilmer, 28, and Calvin Lewis Mcgilmer, 46, all of Detroit — were arraigned Friday afternoon in 36th District Court.

They were arrested within days of authorities responding to a vehicle fire around 3:55 p.m. Sunday in the 5400 block of Lakepointe in Detroit.

Syraya Lee, 35, was found in the trunk with a bag over her head, prosecutors said in a statement. Medics pronounced her dead at the scene.

Investigators allege Harper went to a home in the 19400 block of Moenart earlier Sunday and strangled Lee.


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