Sunday, June 22, 2008

Some EXCELLENT news this morning, an arrest made in the Lindsay Graygo murder *UPDATED*

The Washtenaw County Sheriff has announced a former neighbor of Lindsay's has been arrested and charged today with open murder, sexual assault and larceny.

This neighbor moved out of the apartment complex shortly after Lindsay's murder and moved to Ann Arbor but not before giving a DNA sample to police which recently was matched with DNA found on Lindsay's body.

More information on this as it becomes available, but we're very happy about this news.

If you'd like to contribute to a scholarship in her name, or know more about Linsday's amazing life, check out the website dedicated to her here.

UPDATE--The individual charged with Lindsay's murder is one Derrick Oliver, 31, who is being held without bond this morning. Oddly, he drew SOME police suspicion to himself when he said after the murder he no longer felt safe in the complex, and told them he was moving out, according to reports. Face it, the beginning of the end was when he gave a DNA sample...

UPDATE #2--Yeah, DNA is very very good evidence but remember (and police haven't indicated if they recovered her stolen purse) but if you have come in contact with Derrick Oliver and he was seen with or presented someone with the gift of a Via Spiga handbag with shoulder straps, burgundy and black in color with snakeskin trim, let the Washtenaw County Sheriff know at 734-973-7711. Mr. Oliver has just plead 'not guilty' at his arraignment. No doubt he'll say they had consensual relations to account for the DNA (even though he told police he hardly knew her). Please, if you have knowledge of him with or speaking of such a bag, make the call.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is excellent...but it still doesn't take away the hurt. No words can desribe what my best friend means to me. She won't be there when I get married next month, but she'll be in my heart forever.

Johnny Action Space Punk said...

No, I'm sure it will never take away the hurt. The reason it hurts SO MUCH is a testament to what an incredible person Lindsay was and how she impacts lives even today.

I hope in some small way this can begin to help you heal, it's not much of a consolation but at least justice can involve itself in this idiots life, he won't be walking away from it like he tried to do in February.

We hope your wedding is a very happy day, Lindsay sure would have wanted that

Johnny Action Space Punk said...

I also just added a link in our links to her empowerment scholarship page

TrixielovesYpsi said...

This is very good news - this scumbag won't be walking around a free man anymore. A pity he is drawing breath while this lovely young woman had her life cut way too short.

I hope he gets a very 'friendly' roomie in prison.

Anonymous said...

Is he a filmmaker? http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=990621

Johnny Action Space Punk said...

That's not him, wrong guy anonymous

Anonymous said...

Any new news?