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Police say Ypsilanti woman was stabbed to death in Southwest Detroit over money owed to drug dealer

Tiffany Nichole Wallen found dead Saturday

Police said a Ypsilanti woman was stabbed to death in Detroit because she owed money to a drug dealer.

Tiffany Nichole Wallen, 28, was found around 4:50 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Military Street, just northeast of the Michigan-Martin neighborhood, according to authorities.

She was killed in an alley in the middle of the day over $60, police said.

Wallen's family said she was using drugs and became depressed after her sister died.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Callers can remain anonymous.


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