On Tuesday, police arrested a second suspect in the 2013 slayings of a Michigan mother and her 11-year-old daughter.
The Clinton Township Police Department said in a Facebook post that they and the U.S. Marshals Service apprehended Henry Johnson, 35, at his Detroit apartment. Johnson is facing homicide open murder charges for allegedly killing Tina Geiger and Kristina Geiger, who were reportedly found stabbed in separate rooms of their home at the Parkway Village Apartments.
According to Macomb Daily, Tina Geiger, 47, and her daughter were developmentally disabled. Tina Geiger was reportedly able to function on her own.
Mr. Henry Johnson was taken into custody by Clinton Township Police Detectives, along with the US Marshals Service, at…
The news outlet reported that the Geigers regularly met with a social worker — who became concerned when the mother and daughter were unreachable. An employee of the apartment complex ultimately discovered the pair’s bodies.
On August 13, Johnson’s brother, Tony Johnson, 40, was charged with murdering Tina Geiger and Kristina Geiger.
Macomb Daily reported that Tony Johnson was identified as a suspect after he provided fingerprints during an arrest for driving a stolen vehicle. A source told the Detroit Free Press that a bloody handprint on the wall of the apartment was linked to him.
Henry Johnson reportedly lived in the same apartment complex as the Geigers, and he moved days after the double slaying. Surveillance footage from a nearby 7-Eleven showed the brothers interacting with the Geigers shortly before they were last seen, according to the Free Press.
Clinton Township police said there were no signs of forced entry into the Geigers’ apartment. Tina Geiger was reportedly found dead in the living room, while her daughter was located in a bedroom.
A motive remains unclear in this case. Police previously indicated that the murder weapon has not been recovered.
Henry Johnson’s bond was set at $500,000. Macomb Daily reported that Tony Johnson was referred for a mental evaluation. A competency hearing and preliminary examination are scheduled for November 30.
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[Featured image: Tina and Kristina Geiger/Harold W. Vick Funeral Home]