Today Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy has charged two Taylor men in connection with the homicide of Michael Lee Stratford, (DOB: 10/26/77), of River Rouge. On May 9, 2016, Mr. Stratford was reported missing by a family member who indicated his last known location was at a home in the 22100 block of Brian in Taylor. On May 14, 2016, a lifeless male body was discovered in Washetnaw County by authorities, subsequently transported to the Washtenaw County Medical Examiner's Office. The body was later identified as Mr. Stratford. An investigation conducted by the Taylor Police Department identified brothers Adam L. Brown, 41 (DOB: 6/22/74) and Wesley D. Brown, 35 (DOB: 6/2/80), each of Taylor, as suspects in the case. Wesley Brown has been charged with Open Murder and Disinterment and Mutilation of a Dead Body. Adam Brown has been charged with Disinterment and Mutilation of a Dead Body and with Accessory After the Fact. The facts and evidence in the case will be presented at the preliminary examination.
Both defendants were arraigned. For both of them, the probable cause hearing is scheduled for June 1, 2016 at 12:55 p.m.; the preliminary examination is scheduled for June 6, 2016 at 12:55 p.m.; both hearings before Judge Geno Salomone. Wesley Brown was remanded to jail and Adam Brown received a $1M cash/surety bond.
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