Man wanted in overdose death of woman who was found dead inside car in Melvindale

Larry Stapleton wanted in connection with Lekryssa Brooks’ death

Larry Stapleton (Melvindale Police Department)

MELVINDALE, Mich. – Police are searching for a man in connection with the overdose death of a woman who was found dead last October inside a car in Melvindale.

Lekryssa Brooks, 24, of Monroe, was found dead Oct. 8, 2020, inside a 2007 Toyota Corolla at Martel Avenue and Harman Street, according to authorities.

Officials are searching for Larry Stapleton, 49, in connection with the investigation into Brooks’ death, they said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Melvindale police at 313-429-1070 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP to remain anonymous.


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