Deandre Joshua’s Death Remains a Murder Mystery in Ferguson

Maria Joshua, 39, and her son Dont’A, 20, at home in University City, Mo. His twin brother, Deandre, was found dead hours after the grand jury’s decision was announced in the Michael Brown case. Credit Ruth Fremson/The New York Times
Maria Joshua, 39, and her son Dont’A, 20, at home in University City, Mo. His twin brother, Deandre, was found dead hours after the grand jury’s decision was announced in the Michael Brown case. Credit Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

A day after a St. Louis grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, a burned, dead body was found in a car. The victim has been identified as Deandre Joshua. Police don’t know whether his killing is related to the unrest in the city.The day after the Darren Wilson grand jury announcement, a burned body was found in Ferguson, Mo., near the apartment complex where Wilson shot and killed unarmed teen Michael Brown. That body has been identified as Deandre Joshua, 20, reports the Huffington Post. Joshua had been shot in the head, and his burned body was found in his car, parked near the Canefield Apartments.

“The unknown is what scares me. I don’t know what happened to him,” Deandre’s mother, Maria, told the New York Times.

Police have not named any suspects. Last week police pointed out that there might be a “nexus” between Joshua’s killing and the unrest following the jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson. Despite that suggestion, police say there is no evidence of a direct link, and it remains unclear exactly when Joshua was shot and burned.

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