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Body Found Near Michael Brown Shooting Site

November 26, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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Among the chaos occurring in the city of Ferguson over the grand jury’s decision not to prosecute officer Darren Wilson, over the shooting death of Michael Brown, a different family stood in shock and grief over the death of another young black man: DeAndre Joshua, 20.

On Tuesday morning, a resident of a nearby apartment complex spotted Joshua’s body inside a parked car, a white Pontiac Grand Prix, near Canfield Green Apartments, the same complex where Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson shot Brown on Aug. 9. Blood-soaked shattered glass lay in a pile on the ground beside the car.

Family members said Joshua’s death is connected to the protests that engulfed Ferguson after St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch revealed the grand jury’s decision not to indict Wilson. But family members said they did not know specifically how he died.

“I’m still stunned because he never had any problems. He was a good kid,” relative Brian Joshua, 45 said, as other family members sobbed. “It’s like somebody just hit us with a brick.”

DeAndre Joshua graduated from high school and worked at Walmart, he said.

As police towed Joshua’s car, his grandmother Renita Towns said she had little hope that police would investigate and learn the cause of her grandson’s death. Joshua graduated from high school and wasn’t into drugs, she said.

“Police don’t care–he’s black,” she said.

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