Tamara Greene

Tamara Greene (Handout photo)

Who Killed Strawberry? $100K Added To Reward For Tips In Case Of Slain Stripper Tamara Greene

She allegedly danced at a rumored Manoogian Mansion party

October 30, 2018 - 2:41 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) - A $102,500 reward is now being offered to solve the mystery of a murdered exotic dancer rumored to have partied at the Detroit's mayoral mansion with Kwame Kilpatrick. The extra $100,000 is thanks to an anonymous donor, according to Crime Stoppers.

There are wild conspiracy theories about that happened to Tamara Greene,  known as "Strawberry", who was slain in Detroit more than 15 years ago. 

The 27-year-old single mom was rumored to have not only stripped at Kilpatrick's infamous Manoogian Mansion parties, but it's also said she became involved in a physical confrontation with Kilpatrick's then-wife, Carlita.  

While the party rumors raged for years, no one ever went public about actually attending the alleged event. 

Greene was gunned down by an unknown assailant around 3:30 a.m. on April 30, 2003, as she was pulling up to a curb to drop off a friend at Roselawn and West Outer Drive on the city's Northwest side. According to Crime Stoppers, an unidentified man in a white Chevy Blazer pulled around the corner and opened fire into the vehicle.  

While no one has even been charged in the woman's death, the case has been in and out of the courts. 

Back in 2013, an appeals court has upheld a decision dismissing a lawsuit against former Kilpatrick, who was accused of obstructing the murder investigation. The court said Greene's failed to show that her killer would have been found if not for the alleged actions of Kilpatrick and police officials.

Federal Judge Gerald Rosen had dismissed the suit in 2011, citing a lack of evidence connecting Kilpatrick or his allies to any interference with the probe. Kilpatrick denied the allegations, including that the never-proven rowdy party ever took place. 

Although a suspect has not been named publicly, authorities said in the past they believed Greene’s killer was in prison in another case.

A since-sealed document, which was obtained by the Detroit Free Press in 2010, said investigators believe Greene was killed in a drug dispute. 

Representatives of the Detroit Police Department are listed among those planned to attended a Crime Stoppers news conference on Wednesday, Oct. 31, to discuss the case.

Anyone with information about this crime should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Tips may also be submitted online at this link, or by texting CSM and the tip to CRIMES (2746370). As always, tipsters may stay 100 percent anonymous, will not be asked their name, to speak to police or to testify in court.

Cash rewards are paid by Crime Stoppers upon an arrest in a case.