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Anonymous $100,000 reward offered in unsolved murder of exotic dancer 15 years ago in Detroit

Tamara Greene killed in drive-by shooting

DETROIT – Crime Stoppers said an anonymous $100,000 reward is being offered in the unsolved murder of an exotic dancer 15 years ago in Detroit.

Tamara Greene was a stripper rumored to have danced at the never-proven party at the Manoogian Mansion when Kwame Kilpatrick was mayor.

Shortly afterward, she was killed. It's been 15 years, and now there's a new push to find her killer.

Attorney Norman Yatooma announced he is offering $100,000 for information that leads to an arrest. The reward appears to have doubled, as Crime Stoppers said $100,000 was added by an anonymous donor.

Greene, 27, was a mother of three who went by the stage name "Strawberry."

Family members said Greene was pulling her car up to a curb at Roselawn Street and West Outer Drive to drop off her boyfriend when an unidentified man in a white Chevrolet Blazer pulled around the corner and began shooting at the car.

Her killer was never found.

Yatooma, on behalf of Greene’s children, sued the city of Detroit, claiming it quashed the investigation into her death at every turn.

The suit was eventually dismissed after the judge said they lacked evidence.

“Every single tipster we talked to, every person who called in anonymously, every single person that disguised their number, their voice, every single person was afraid,” Yatooma said.

Yatooma said he believes enough time has passed and someone might come forward due to the reward.

Anyone with information about Greene's death is asked to call the tip line at 248-366-5020.


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