The sister of a young Black man who was found hanging from a tree in Silver Spring, Maryland, in 1986 has called for a new look into his death for years. Recently, Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Reimer joined her.
Thirty-five years ago, police found the body of 19-year-old Keith Warren in a wooded area that has since been developed. His death was ruled a suicide, but his family doesn’t believe he took his own life.
“He was very quiet. He’s an introvert, but he was loveable, he was likeable, he was loyal,” Sherri Warren said. Her brother was getting ready to go to college.
Mr. Han Reimer is the first person from the county outside of Mr. Lipp to support me in reclassifying my brother’s death. @HansRiemer
Riemer Calls for Investigation of Silver Spring Man Found Hanging from Tree in 1986 | Montgomery Community Media https://t.co/JHtXQd508g
— Keith Warren (@justiceforkeith) April 16, 2021
Sherri Warren said there were inconsistencies with the investigation, a rush to judgment and no autopsy. The family wants the case to be reclassified as an undetermined death.
“It’s frustrating. It’s aggravating. Again, I’m fighting justice for justice,” Sherri Warren said.
Since Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer has also called for an independent review, there may be new hope for the case.
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SOURCE: NBC Washington, Darcy Spencer