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Demarius Reed funeral set, homicide update expected

Friday, October 25, 2013
Police say robbery may have been motive in Demarius Reeds murder

Demarius Reed, a former Simeon Academy football player who went on to play for Eastern Michigan University, was found dead off-campus Friday morning.

Police investigating the shooting death of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed plan to offer an update on the case.

A campus and community forum is Tuesday at the Ypsilanti school with interim police Chief Tony DiGiusti and others.

Police are offering $5,000 for clues to his killer's identity and say they're looking for anyone who attended a party at the off-campus apartment complex where he was found dead. Police say the party at University Green apartments took place Thursday night and into Friday morning.

Reed was found shot multiple times Friday in what police say may be a robbery. The 20-year-old Chicagoan was a communications major.

Reed's funeral is Saturday in Harvey, Ill. His teammates and coaches plan to attend a visitation Friday.

Last Saturday's game was dedicated to the 20-year-old who attended Simeon High.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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