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Grand Rapids Police Department
APPROVED: Captain Jeffrey Hertel FOR RELEASE: June 19, 2012 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Captain Jeffrey Hertel Phone: 456-3499 Fax: 456-4490 12-055520 HOMICIDE INVESTIGATED UPDATE On Tuesday, June 19, 2012, the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office authorized a warrant for Christina Marie Kipkorir, aka Christina Miller, DOB 11/25/1978. The warrant charged Kipkorir with Open Murder. Kipkorir was being held at the Kent County Correctional Facility on other charges. Kipkorir will be arraigned on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. On Thursday, June 14, 2012, at approximately 7:15 a.m., Grand Rapids Police responded to the Oak Hill Cemetery, 647 Hall Street, SE, on the report of subject down. Upon arrival, officers located a deceased male. The Kent County Medical Examiner was requested. The area of the cemetery was searched. A parked van was located in the cemetery unoccupied. On Thursday, June 14, 2012, an autopsy was performed on the victim. The victim was identified as Robert Louis Shields, male, DOB 8/9/1944. The cause of death was multiple stab wounds.
The Major Case Team is investigating this homicide. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call police at 456-3604 or Silent Observer at 774-2345. Silent Observer can also be contacted at www.silentobserver.org.
Detective Erika Fannon Detective A.J. Hite Sergeant Chris Postma
### 1 Monroe Center, N.W., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503-2906