Shamonica Brown was eight years old when she was murdered. Her body was found outside a church in Saginaw, Michigan, more than three decades ago, and the person or persons responsible for her death have yet to be brought to justice.
There are a few details available in Shamonica’s case, but what has been reported is that on the evening of Sept. 18, 1992, she went missing. She was last seen playing with several other children at a playground near her home on 12th and Annesley streets.
Shamonica’s disappearance prompted a search by law enforcement, but it came to a poignant end four days later, on Sept. 22, 1992, when she was found dead.
Her body was discovered on the steps of the former Holy Rosary Catholic Church, which was located in the 700 block of South 13th Street, around 10 a.m. that morning.
Upon examining her body, local authorities noticed she had motor oil in her hair.
An autopsy revealed that Shamonica, a first-grade student at Heavenrich Elementary School, died from strangulation.
“Our worst fears have been realized. This is a nightmare,” said Shamonica’s elementary school principal, Lawrence Wells, according to The Herald-Palladium.
Investigators believe that the two suspects in the case are now deceased.
Anyone with information regarding the unsolved murder of Shamonica Brown is encouraged to contact the Saginaw Police Department at (989) 759-1289.