Getting Justice For Jeremy

By |2010-04-29T09:00:00-04:00April 29th, 2010|News|

A fundraiser hosted by local organization Justice For Jeremy will be held at 6 p.m. May 4 at the restaurant Memphis Smoke in Royal Oak.
The purpose of the fundraiser is to help fund the private investigation into the murder of Jeremy Brent Waggoner, a well-known Royal Oak hairstylist who was brutally murdered in Detroit in 2008. The funds raised will also be used to build a reward fund.
Waggoner was a hairstylist at Michael Angelo Hair Salon in Royal Oak who lived with his partner of seven years in a home just east of Indian Village, Detroit. The 37-year-old openly gay man had the day off of work on June 9, 2008 and had just spoken to a coworker in what was purported to be his last contact before his death.
On June 10, Waggoner’s body was found in a field next to an abandoned warehouse in Detroit, his wallet and car gone. The car was found several days later, but Waggoner’s murderer was never caught.
But now, after police have all but given up on solving the case, his sister Jennifer is taking matters into her own hands. The fundraiser, and a subsequent car wash to be held May 21 in Ann Arbor, will help to raise funds so that Jennifer Waggoner can hire a private investigator to help her find her brother’s murderer.
No admission will be charged at the Memphis Smoke event, but donations are requested. The event will include live performances and possibly a silent auction.
To donate funds or items for the silent auction, or to learn more about the case and upcoming events, visit

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