Investigation continues into Hines Street murder

Published 5:00 pm Thursday, July 29, 2021

Brookhaven Police Department Chief investigators believe someone may have tampered with evidence at the scene of a recent murder.

Kemon Funchess, 18, was killed July 7 around 9:13 p.m. at the home of Kentoy Benson Jr., 704 Hines St. Benson, also 18, was arrested and charged with Funchess’ murder.

“We feel like evidence was tampered with at the crime scene,” said BPD Chief Kenneth Collins. “If we can prove who tampered with the evidence, they are going to be going to jail, too.”

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“I want the family of Kemon Funchess to know this case is still under investigation,” Collins said. “We are still working on it.”

To read earlier stories of this crime, visit here, here and here.