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Belizean Teenager Killed in Chicago Double Homicide

Belizean Teenager Killed in Chicago Double Homicide
August 22
00:00 2018

The decomposed corpses of Belizean teenager Darnelle Flowers, 17, and his classmate and friend Raysuan Turner, 16, were both discovered in a wooded field in Far South Side Chicago on Sunday night, three days after they were reported missing by their parents.

Flowers is the son of Belizean Melanie Reneau and moved to Chicago to live with his parents seven years ago. His body was only found after authorities followed up on an anonymous text message which was sent to one of the victims’ mothers which stated the locations the boys could be found.

The teenagers’ bodies were found in an overgrown field in the Golden Gates neighbourhood and had what appeared to be multiple gunshots to their bodies. Investigators in Chicago say that they believe that the incident is a gang execution that may have been motivated by robbery.

Police have not made any arrests in the double murder, but recently released two suspects from custody who were under investigation. Persons living in the neighborhood reported hearing several gunshots on Friday night but could not determine the origin. Though Police were dispatched they too came up empty-handed.

Investigators are also said to be reviewing several surveillance videos from the neighborhood that show potential suspects running from the scene.

Accounts from authorities are that Turner did not have any criminal past and had just started to hang out with Flowers. Flowers on the other hand, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, was a documented gang member who was previously in a juvenile detention center and had been arrested by Chicago Police seven times before his death on charges related to weapons, carjacking, and battery.

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