DISCOVERY: In the early hours of May 20, 1996, the body of a deceased female was discovered in an alley behind the home at 387 Cortland Street in Highland Park, Wayne County, Michigan. When police canvassed the area, they learnt that neighbours had heard a gunshot during the night. Unfortunately, no one saw what happened.
EARLY LIFE: Dean Marie Peters was born on September 24, 1966 to Mary Petes and Duane Pyle. She and her younger brother, William, lived in California with their parents until they divorced, after which the children moved to Michigan with Mary and her new husband, John Peters. Duane stayed in California and remarried. According to
EARLY LIFE: Natasha Marie Shanes was born on January 23, 1979. She lived in Jackson, Michigan with her mother, Susan Shanes, and Susan’s live-in boyfriend, Robert F. Forbes. At the time, Robert was a drug dealer who had previously served time in prison for trafficking heroin. Growing up, Natasha was said to cry often and