Women found deceased in Detroit identified

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit police have identified the bodies of two women found in separate incidents on the city’s west side Monday afternoon.

The deceased have been identified as Sheevonne Hensley-Hicks, 27, and Carissa Oakman, 36.

The body Hensley-Hicks, was found at the end of a driveway, near the backyard, of a home on the 15700 block of West Parkway, which is north of Fenkell and east of Telegraph. Police have yet to determine the manner and cause of her death.

At about 4:30 p.m., a 911 caller found a pile of blankets at a vacant home on the block. The woman went to investigate the situation and found the body of a white female, wrapped in a blanket. The woman had been stabbed, said Officer Jennifer Moreno, a Detroit Police Department spokeswoman.

Crime scene tape

A half-hour later, and less than 15 miles away, on the 4500 block of 28th Street — west of West Grand Boulevard, north of Michigan Avenue — two men were looking for a stolen work trailer when they made a grisly discovery in a vacant garage.

The men’s search led them to 28th, where they noticed a vacant home with a garage. One of the men, 32, went inside the garage and found Oakman's body. Police on Wednesday said she was smothered to death and have ruled the death a homicide.

No information was available on the underlying trailer theft, Moreno said.