By Associated Press - Monday, August 10, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit police unit tasked with going back through inactive homicide files plans to look at cases highlighted by a grief support group.

The Detroit Free Press reports (https://on.freep.com/1MfsWMN ) the unit will seek to answer questions families have about the cases, including the April 29 fatal shooting of 28-year-old Ramone Stewart. The group Mothers of Murdered Children has been meeting with police.

Pamela Freeman, Stewart’s mother, says: “No one deserves to lose their life … unless the Lord is taking them out.”

Detroit had 164 criminal homicide cases this year by Aug. 2, up 3 percent from that period last year and down 14 percent from the same period in 2013. The department also is assigning volunteer victim advocates to help bridge the gap between families and investigators.

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Information from: Detroit Free Press, https://www.freep.com

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