Mujey Dumbuya

Home invasion in Fraternity Village

Two masked men broke into a home on the 1400 Block of Fraternity Village Drive and stole a gaming system around 11 p.m. on Jan. 27, according to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.

Officers were told by the victim that one of the suspects carried a handgun, KDPS Capitan Dave Boysen said, but it is unknown if the gun was real.

The suspects were described as approximately-20-year-old black males both being about 5-feet tall.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Captain Shannon Bagley of KDPS’ Criminal Investigations Division at (269) 337-8139, Capitan Dave Boysen at (269) 337-8880 or the Kalamazoo County Silent Observer Program at (269) 343-2100.

 

Grand Rapids runaway found dead in wooded area

A 16-year-old runaway from Grand Rapids, Michigan was found dead on Jan. 28 in a wooded area near the 800 block of North Prairie Ave., according to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.

Mujey Dumbuya was reported to have runaway from Grand Rapids on Jan. 25, last seen by her family the morning before.

KDPS is investigating her death as a homicide.

“We’re still in the very initial stages (of the investigation),” said KDPS Capitan Dave Boysen. “We were a little behind the curve with the investigation because it took us a little while to identify the victim.”

The department identified Dumbuya two days after she was found dead, Boysen said.

Dumbuya went to Kentwood Public Schools in Wyoming, Michigan. KDPS detectives are following leads for the investigation in three cities: Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Wyoming.

Wyoming resident Quinn Anthony James is a current person of interest, Boysen said.

Dumbuya was set to testify against James in a sexual assault case and he was arrested last week for another rape case reported by a teenage girl in 2014, according to WMMT news.

KDPS declined to comment on the case at this time.

Dumbuya’s family asked for privacy in a statement issued through Grand Rapids attorney Christine Yared.

“Mujey was a generous, energetic young woman with a radiant smile and an adventurous spirit,” the statement said. “Mujey was looking forward to graduating from high school next year. She wanted to be a police officer to help fight against social injustice, including racism.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Captain Shannon Bagley of KDPS’ Criminal Investigations Division at (269) 337-8139, Capitan Dave Boysen at (269) 337-8880 or the Kalamazoo County Silent Observer Program at (269) 343-2100.

This story will be updated on westernherald.com as more information becomes available.

 

Campus crime report: Jan. 28 to Feb. 7

The Western Michigan University Department of Public Safety crime log lists a case of possession or sale of a weapon in Davis Hall on Jan. 28 at 1:40 p.m. No arrests were made.

An operating while intoxicated case on Jan. 31,  two possession of marijuana cases in residence halls on Jan. 29 and Feb. 4 and one larceny on Feb. 3 are also listed on the log.

For more information and to see the crime log for the past 60 days, visit wmudps.wmich.edu.

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