Death of woman found on Detroit’s west side ruled a homicide

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

The death of a 24-year-old Detroit woman whose body was found last month on the city’s west side has been ruled a homicide, officials said Wednesday.

The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office made the ruling despite being unable to determine a cause of death for Kajavia Globe, medical examiner spokesman Lloyd Jackson said.

Kajavia Globe

An investigation into how  Globe died included toxicology screening, Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office spokesman Lloyd Jackson said.

The results were indeterminate, which happens in about 1 percent of autopsies, he said.

Globe’s body was found Dec. 14 near Fielding and Clarita three days after she disappeared. The Detroit woman was last seen leaving work around noon on Dec. 11 in the area of McNichols and Southfield Service Drive, according to police.

She was driving her sister’s gold 2003 Chevrolet Impala and police recovered the vehicle near Chatham and Fenkell. They said there was evidence of foul play.

Police discovered a masked person took money from Globe’s bank account at a west side ATM hours after she disappeared.

Globe’s death remains an open investigation for the Detroit Police Department, Officer Jennifer Moreno said Tuesday afternoon.

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