The investigation into the mysterious death of 23-year-old Mia Kanu continues, as Southfield Police Department scrutinizes surveillance footage and conducts interviews with those who were with her on the night of the incident, Your Content has learned.
According to true crime publication CrimeSpace, an update on the investigation, Deputy Chief Jeffrey Jagielski confirmed that the surveillance footage reviewed by the police showed the car from which Kanu was ejected. However, Jagielski stated that there was no evidence of any unusual activity on the footage, contrary to the rumors circulating in the community.
“The focus of our investigation remains on gathering facts and piecing together what exactly happened that night,” Jagielski stated.
The driver of the vehicle has been identified and, according to the Southfield Police Department, has been cooperative in the investigation. No charges have been filed yet, as the circumstances surrounding Kanu’s death are still unclear. The investigation is centered on interviewing witnesses and reviewing the evidence, CrimeSpace noted.
Additionally, the autopsy results have been reviewed by an independent forensic pathologist. Kanu’s head trauma was confirmed, but no conclusive determination has been made regarding the exact cause of death. More tests are being conducted.
Local residents have brought forward stories about the area where Kanu was found, with some claiming past mysterious incidents. The Southfield Police Department has acknowledged the community’s concern but reiterated the importance of relying on facts and evidence.
“We urge members of the community to come forward if they have any factual information that can aid the investigation,” said Jagielski. He also added that while community involvement is important, spreading rumors or unverified information can hinder the investigation.
Kanu’s family continues to seek answers. They have expressed gratitude to those who have shown support and provided information. The family has also requested that people respect their privacy during this difficult time, CrimeSpace reported.
The Southfield community remains shocked by the tragic loss, and residents hope for a resolution that brings closure to the Kanu family.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Southfield Police at 248-796-5540. It is vital that any information provided is factual and can contribute constructively to the ongoing investigation.
Corrected Jun. 14, 2023: This article was corrected to reflect Mia Kanu was a student at Tennessee State University—not Southfield College.