DAILYKENN.com -- An 11-year-old girl and her 46-year-old mom were found dead in their Michigan apartment seven years ago.
Reports say the throats of Krissy Geiger and her mom, Tina, were slashed, according to fox2detroit.com. Both had been developmentally disabled.
Seven years later an arrest has been made.
40-year-old Tony James Johnson was arrested for another crime but, reports say, his palm print matched those found at the crime scene. That led to his arrest.
The murders occurred in Clinton Township, Michigan, a northern suburb of Detroit. The jurisdiction of nearly 100,000 residents is mostly (82.08 percent) white.
The arrest was reported August 13, 2020 by wxyz.com.
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On July 30, 2013, Tina and Krissy Geiger were murdered inside their Clinton Township apartment. Both were developmentally disabled, so a social worker regularly checked on them.
When a caregiver couldn't get in touch with the Geigers, the apartment manager went looking for them, and found them stabbed several times.
Their bodies were found on a Tuesday. The last time neighbors had seen Tina or Krissy was 4 or 5 days before that, when Tina was doing the laundry in a common area which was just steps from her door.
The suspect, 40-year-old Tony James Johnson, was arrested last week for a different crime, and that's likely how detectives matched his fingerprints.
Johnson was arraigned on two counts of open murder.
In 2006, he was arrested for felony assault, and in 2011, there is an arrest for felony burglary. It is not clear if he was ever convicted of those crimes.
Last Thursday, Detroit police arrested Johnson on a felony stolen vehicle charge. Detectives linked a palm print that was found at the Geiger homicide scene to their suspect.
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