Warren and Detroit police team up with FBI to investigate murder involving 6-year-old boy

Tai’raz Moore and his father’s girlfriend found fatally shot in Warren home

Warren police want feds to investigate double shooting that killed 6-year-old boy

WARREN, Mich. – Warren and Detroit police departments, as well as the FBI, are teaming up to investigate the murders of a woman and a 6-year-old linked to a body found in a burning car in Detroit.

Warren police are calling on the FBI to investigate the double murder of a woman and a 6-year-old boy that was linked to a body found in a burning car in Detroit.

Officials said Tai’raz Moore and his father’s girlfriend were found dead Thursday morning at a home on Oits Avenue near Nine Mile and Dequindre roads in Warren.

Tai’raz Moore (WDIV)

Warren police Commissioner Bill Dwyer confirmed Tai’raz was led down to the basement of the home with his father’s girlfriend. Both were shot execution style, according to authorities.

The body of Tai’rez’s father had been found 11 miles away inside a burning car on Detroit’s east side, police said. After he was identified, Detroit police asked Warren officers to go to the home to notify the man’s family.

That’s when Warren police discovered the bodies of Tai’rez and the father’s girlfriend, according to officials.

Detroit and Warren police brought in the FBI to help with the investigation. They believe more than one person is involved in this case.

“The execution-style killing of a 6-year-old boy is truly evil, unthinkable and senseless, and shows no regard for life,” Dwyer said. “Only monsters or God-less creatures would pull the trigger on a 6-year-old and execute a child.”

Tai-rez’s grandmother started a GoFundMe page, saying her grandson “was a vibrant little boy who loved to tease and laugh. He will be dearly missed. Our hearts are broken and souls empty without him.”

Detectives are spanning out to try to learn more about the case and identify possible suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call authorities.

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