Police asked to reopen investigation into death of teen found hanging from noose in Trenton basement
TRENTON, Mich. Police have been asked to reopen an investigation into the death of a teenager who was found hanging from a noose in the basement of a Trenton home eight years ago. Anthony Holman said hell never forget when he found his friend, James Franklin, 17, hanging in the basement of a Trenton home on Oct. 22, 2012. But Franklins brother, Elijah Stallworth, told the Local 4 Defenders he doesnt believe his brother killed himself. Trenton police investigated for a second time, and the autopsy didnt reveal any trauma to Franklins head. But this week, Trentons police chief posted on Facebook that the department is working with the Wayne County Prosecutors Office on the case.