Devoe Tyreke Conley was shot dead in his front lawn in Detroit Sunday evening after exchanging words with men who drove up in a van, Fox 2 News Detroit reports.

The cops came immediately. The EMS came soon after. They checked Conley’s pulse, declared him dead and left. It would take six hours for the Wayne County Medical Examiner to pick up his body. Conley’s family says the 22-year-old was killed around 6 p.m., but his body didn’t get to the morgue until 11 p.m.

The victim’s cousin, who did not want to be identified, said it took forever for the coroner to arrive. “The sun was up,” the cousin said. “When they came and got him the sun was down The sun had already set on the other side of the planet. And he still out here laying.”

The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office told Fox 2 that it only has one coroner that covers all of Wayne County on the weekends. The office did not learn about Conley’s body until 8 p.m., a representative told Fox 2. The Detroit Police Department told Fox 2 that whenever a victim is declared dead, it’s up to the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine when to pick up the body. Three hours after the ME learned of Conley’s death, his body made it to the morgue.

A rep from the coroner’s office said that Sunday night was very busy. Twelve other bodies had to be picked up besides Conley’s.

But Stacey Conley, the victim’s uncle (pictured to the left of the photo), believes he knows why it took so long for his nephew’s body to be recovered. “Because we’re Black,” he said. “But if we were in a White area, I believe they would have been there immediately. But my nephew shouldn’t been left there on that ground that long.”

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10 thoughts on “Murder Victim Lays Dead In Lawn For 6 Hours Before Coroner Picks Him Up

  1. Coroners do have other calls and sometimes they can’t respond right away. When they pick up a body, they have to examine, try to identify the victim, determine a prliminary cause of death, take the body to the morgue, file the report for the pathologist and then go to the next call. That takes time.

  2. publicenemy#2 on said:

    I am sorry for this and I know that this probably would not be appropriate but…lmmfatfo!!!!!!!!!!!!ol. Damn. Stp. sntchn’.

    • Wildflower on said:

      It’s not but what’s not killing us with racism the self hatred will. Look how we talk to one another. And we aren’t there to know ALL the details. The coroner could have made that statement up about the other bodies just to cover their ass. It’s obvious no one wants to be accountable. See how quick the police was to pass the buck. I don’t care how many medical examiners they had do you really think a man would have laid in his yard that long? You better stop trying to look so politically correct to the man who cares nothing about your black ass and ask yourself some very important questions.

    • Sexy Leroy on said:

      Phucker can you read? 12 OTHER bodies were picked up that day and they have one coroner!! If you read other than BAW you’d know that 10 of that other 12 were BLACK!!!

      • Wildflower on said:

        Well I guess that settles it Leroy racism is long gone in America. Happy now Mr. Bojangles?

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