UPDATE - Suspects charged with open murder in homicide investigation

Published: Oct. 12, 2017 at 10:45 PM EDT
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The Ingham County Prosecutor have identified the three suspects in the homicide investigation as 27 year-old Brandon Lee Addiss, 26 year-old Amber Shauna Marie Kohls, and 26 year-old Matthew Ryan Green.

On Saturday, Addiss and Kohls were charged with open murder, while Green was charged with accessory after the fact to a felony.

All three suspects were arraigned in 54-A District court in front of Judge Larkin.

During the investigation it was learned that the three suspects and the victim were known associates.

The investigation also discovered the three suspects and the victim got into a verbal argument, turned physical, that lead to the victim being stabbed.


Lansing police found the body of 53-year-old John Darnell Jr. in a river near Scott Woods Park in Lansing Thursday night.

Police had been investigating the suspicious death since around 4:00 p.m. that afternoon. Three suspects have been arrested in relation to the death: a 26-year-old male, a 26-year-old female and a 27-year-old male. Police say charges will be sought through the Ingham County Prosecutor's Office.

The department says there are no other suspects and there is no threat to the public.

The State Police Fugitive Team passed on a tip to Lansing police Thursday afternoon. A dive team was sent to Scott Woods Park east of Pennsylvania Avenue. The body of the 53-year-old man was found around 10pm. The case is being treated as a homicide and the investigation is still going on.

News 10 is tracking this story for you and will have updates once they're available.