Deandre Joshua, 20, was found shot once in the head, and then set on fire inside his car the same day a grand jury refused to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Prominent Ferguson activist Darren Seals was also found dead inside of a burning car back in 2016. He had also been shot. And then there was the 2017 death of Edward Crawford, the activist captured in the iconic photo tossing a canister of tear gas away from those protesting Brown’s death. Police claimed that he died of a “self-inflicted” wound while in the back seat of his own car.
This is #DanyeJones. His mom, Melissa McKinnies, is a #Ferguson Activist.
Danye was found hanging from a tree in his mom’s backyard on 10/17. The police didn’t investigate, but called it a suicide.
But Danye has just bought property to sell & his mother knows this isn’t true. pic.twitter.com/BYkaDehz9X— Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) October 31, 2018
ESSENCE has reached out to McKinnies for comment and will update the story as more information becomes available.
#DanyeJones is at least the 4th person related to the #Ferguson uprising to die in more than suspicious circumstances.
This is a pattern. https://t.co/b1GqRbdTKu— Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) October 31, 2018