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G.R. murder leads police to victim's home in Holland
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GRAND RAPIDS and HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- An overnight murder in Grand Rapids has led police to the victim's home in Holland.

Police have identified her as 31-year-old Melissa Moore of Holland. A Grand Rapids street sweeping crew witnessed the shooting that killed her near Knapp and Truxton around 4 a.m. on Friday.

"City street sweepers were in the area cleaning up the debris from the roadway when they happen to witness this; they saw an individual fire a weapon at the victim," said Sgt. Terry Dixon. "We're still looking into exactly if there was a victim-suspect relationship at all."

Ronald Wert lives near that scene and said his granddaughter heard the killing through her bedroom window. "She said, 'Grandpa, I heard a shot and a scream,' and then I come out here and we heard another scream and that was it," said Wert.

Police are now looking for the suspect in a dark-colored Cadillac.

Hours later, WZZM 13 found officers at a Holland home where police say Moore lived. Neighbors tell WZZM 13 a black Cadillac was frequently at the home.

"We saw it all-summer-long go there; sometimes it pulled in the garage, sometimes it was parked out front," said Tracie Finholm, who lives across the street from the victim. "[We're] a little nervous because we don't know what's going on."

The two neighborhoods, in Holland and Grand Rapids, are trying to piece things together.

"This is usually a pretty good neighborhood, we don't have no problems around here," said Wert.

If you have any information about the case, call Grand Rapids police at 616-456-3400 or contact Silent Observer at 616-774-2345 or www.silentobserver.com.


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