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Tamika Shante Turks

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Tamika Shante Turks

Birth
Gary, Lake County, Indiana, USA
Death
19 Jun 1984 (aged 7)
Gary, Lake County, Indiana, USA
Burial
Hobart, Lake County, Indiana, USA Add to Map
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Murder Victim of Alton Coleman and Debra Brown
Tamika Turks age 7, years old and her 9 year old niece, Annie, were walking back from the candy store to their home when they were confronted by Debra Denise Brown and Alton Coleman.

Brown and Coleman convinced them to walk into the woods to play a game. Once there, they removed Tamika's shirt and tore it into small strips which they used to bind and gag the children. When Tamika began to cry, Brown held her nose and mouth while Coleman stomped on her chest.

She was victimized sexually by both Brown and Coleman. Brown and Coleman then choked her until she was unconscious. When she awoke, they were gone. Tamika was found dead in the bushes in Gary, IN, strangled with an elastic strip of bedsheet. The same fabric was later found in the apartment shared by Coleman and Brown.
Murder Victim of Alton Coleman and Debra Brown
Tamika Turks age 7, years old and her 9 year old niece, Annie, were walking back from the candy store to their home when they were confronted by Debra Denise Brown and Alton Coleman.

Brown and Coleman convinced them to walk into the woods to play a game. Once there, they removed Tamika's shirt and tore it into small strips which they used to bind and gag the children. When Tamika began to cry, Brown held her nose and mouth while Coleman stomped on her chest.

She was victimized sexually by both Brown and Coleman. Brown and Coleman then choked her until she was unconscious. When she awoke, they were gone. Tamika was found dead in the bushes in Gary, IN, strangled with an elastic strip of bedsheet. The same fabric was later found in the apartment shared by Coleman and Brown.

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Grandmother Minnie Lee Turks #16361466


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