Marissa Leigh Valdez Death – Cause of Death – Officials have identified Marissa Leigh Valdez, 24, of Grand Rapids as the victim of a homicide at the 1400 block of Burke Avenue NE.
Detectives were called upon for a shooting that involved a 24-year-old inside an apartment, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. According to the report, the victim Valdez was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 1:20 p.m. on the 8th of September 2021.
Police have apprehended a suspect that was involved in the victim’s death. The individual has been identified as Dealeyon Jaishawn Franklin, 24, of Grand Rapids.
Franklin has been charged for Homicide-Open Murder, Assault-Pregnant Individual-Intentionally Causing Miscarriage/Stillbirth, and Weapons-Felony Firearm.
Franklin is currently being held at the Kent County Correctional Facility with bond or bail.
A report said the victim and suspect are known to each other.
An autopsy will be conducted by the Kent County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The Kent County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled this incident a homicide