A 23-year-old veterinary scholar from Michigan has died after she was discovered mendacity on a highway with head trauma — and police are investigating the dying as a murder after video emerged of the girl being ejected from a automotive.
Mia Kanu, a Tennessee State University senior, was discovered on Providence Drive in Southfield, Michigan, about 4:30 a.m. June 3 after attending a home celebration with mates, the Detroit Free Press reported.
Surveillance video captured Kanu both falling from or being pushed out of the car onto Providence Drive close to Coach Apartments, Fox 2 Detroit reported.
She was taken to Ascension Providence Hospital in Southfield, the place was pronounced useless on June 5 — however she was put again on life assist for 3 extra days as a result of she was an organ donor.
The chilling surveillance footage has not been launched by police, who stated they don’t know the way Kanu ended up on the highway and the way she died. The investigation is being handled as a murder.
“Anytime that there’s an unnatural dying, and particularly regarding a teenager, it’s checked out as a murder,” Southfield police spokesman Sgt. Jared Womble advised the outlet.
“There have been no deformities. No disfigurement. Nothing of that magnitude that at that time and time would suggest any sort of assault,” Womble advised CBS News Detroit. “As of now, we don’t have any proof that might counsel one other car struck her.”
Police stated Kanu was within the automotive with two individuals, the motive force and one other passenger. They are cooperating with authorities.
“It’s our understanding that there was an argument between the motive force and one other particular person within the parking zone of the condo complicated that they’d left,” Deputy Police Chief Jeff Jagielski advised Fox 2.
He declined to debate the post-mortem outcomes aside from saying “she did have important head trauma,” WXYZ reported.
Kanu’s mother, Bianca Vanmeter, is determined for solutions about her daughter’s mysterious dying.
“Something occurred and any individual is aware of one thing, and we simply need these solutions,” she advised Fox 2. “If they may simply inform the true story of what occurred and why they didn’t return for her, why they didn’t assist her extra. I might actually wish to know that.”
Vanmeter advised WXYZ: “I wish to know what actually occurred and in the event that they have been with mates, why wouldn’t they name 911?”
She advised the Free Press that the final time she noticed Kanu, who returned to Michigan for the summer time trip, was the morning on June 2. A feminine buddy later picked her up from work on the Green Lantern restaurant in Berkley. She went to a home celebration that night with a bunch of mates.
Before arriving residence for the summer time, Kanu was part of the TSU Agriculture Department and had hung out engaged on a farm caring for animals, the Free Press reported.
She additionally labored as a veterinary tech on the Richland Animal Clinic in Tennessee.
“Kanu was very captivated with educating pet house owners about pet care,” stated clinic supervisor Dawn Elza advised the outlet.
“She knew all of the names and personalities of all of the pet boarders that might board commonly with us, and she or he had huge targets and desires of getting her personal enterprise and being a veterinarian,” she added.
Vanmeter stated her daughter’s past love was animals and that she had adopted a cat she named Tails whereas at TSU.
“I bear in mind telling her when she bought residence from faculty, ‘Girl, this cat is raunchy,’ ” the mother stated, chuckling.
“She liked it there (at TSU),” Vanmeter stated. “She was already counting the times for when she may return to high school.”
Meanwhile, the grieving mother posted a heartbreaking video on Facebook of Kanu being taken on an “honor stroll” on the hospital, the place she is seen being rolled on a mattress to have her organs harvested as individuals line a hall.
“There was no mind exercise,” Vanmeter advised the Free Press. “Her liver went to a child, her kidneys went to a recipient and her tissues and muscle tissues have been donated to the Gift of Life.”