Still unsolved: Tamara Greene was shot to death in a drive-by shooting back in 2003.
She was an exotic dancer that was believed to be at a rumored – but never proven – party at the Manoogian Mansion when Kwame Kilpatrick was Mayor of Detroit.
In April 2013 a federal appeals court ruled to uphold a “lower court’s decision that there was no evidence that the former Detroit mayor or other city officials sabotaged the murder investigation of slain exotic dancer Tamara Greene.
In an 18-page opinion, a three-member panel with the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen got it right when he tossed the case filed by Greene’s family, which argued for years that there was a cover-up by Kilpatrick in the killing of Greene, who was said to have danced at a rumored but never proven wild party at the mayoral Manoogian Mansion.
Kilpatrick is behind bars awaiting sentencing on public corruption charges after a federal jury convicted him in March of racketeering, extortion, bribery and fraud. He faces up to 20 years in prison.” More here from the Detroit Free Press.
Tamara has not been forgotten by her family and her son is still asking anyone to come forward to tell the truth. Someone must have some answers for this family.
There are many things that need clearing up in Tamara’s case, yes. For one, how exactly was she murdered. It was reported that Tamara was struck 18 times from a moving vehicle. Yet the medical examiner’s report said she was struck three times and 12 bullets casings were found at the scene, according to the police report from that morning.
An overview of this cold case can be found here. There are several posts about this case on my site so you may find some broken links. Newspapers often re-archive. I try to catch them all but alas, some will slip by me.