Teenager set to testify in rape trial found dead in woods

A teenager found dead in the woods in Kalamazoo, Mich. was set to testify in an alleged rapist’s trial in April.

Mujey Dumbuya, who was 16 when she died, had accused Quinn Anthony James of raping her.

Now, he’s a person of interest in Dumbuya’s death, WWMT.com reported.

James, 42, a career criminal, was scheduled to be tried as a habitual offender, according to court records obtained by WWMT.

He had also been ordered to stay away from Dumbuya, whose body was found by a couple out for a walk on Sunday, Jan. 28.

9 PHOTOS
Mujey Dumbuya, teen set to testify in rape trial found dead
See Gallery
Mujey Dumbuya, teen set to testify in rape trial found dead

Mujey Dumbuya, who was 16 when she died, had accused Quinn Anthony James of raping her.

(Photo: Kalamazoo Public Safety & Kent County Sheriff Dept.)

Mujey Dumbuya's body was found on Sunday, January 28th 2018, in a wooded area.

(Photo: GoFundMe)
Mujey Dumbuya was set to testify in a rape trial but she was killed and left in the woods https://t.co/4QWZhxvkc7 https://t.co/aUXyIewC4k

Dumbuya told police that James, who was her boyfriend’s uncle, raped her in a car in a school parking lot.

(Photo: Kalamazoo Public Safety)
BREAKING: Kentwood Schools superintendent confirms Quinn James was hired as a groundskeeper in 2011 despite the sch… https://t.co/vrBreHVxEX

Quinn Anthony James is now a person of interest in the teen's death.

(Photo: Kent County Sheriff Dept)

Family of slain teen Mujey Dumbuya issues statement, seeks privacy to mourn her death https://t.co/2dUABGrkaR
Dozens gather for candlelight vigil in South Grand Rapids (eastern avenue) in honor of 16 year old Mujey Dumbuya, W… https://t.co/EAAB2RDagr
A 16-year-old Michigan girl who was scheduled to testify against a man for rape has been found dead, authorities sa… https://t.co/7IwbUOfSR4
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety investigators immediately labeled her death as suspicious.

An investigation into her death is ongoing, according to authorities.

Dumbuya told police that James, who was her boyfriend’s uncle, raped her in a car in a school parking lot.

Just before she was violated, her alleged attacker said: “There is something about you. I could stop, but I just can’t.”

Dumbuya accused James of forcing her to have sex multiple times beginning when she was 15 years old.

James was arrested in November and admitted to having sex with Dumbuya outside of Ridge Park Charter Academy in Grand Rapids, where his nephew was a student, court records obtained by WWMT show.

James told investigators that the pair had consensual sex.

James was arrested last week in connection to a 2014 rape case.

He is being held at Kent County jail on a $500,000 bond on one count of criminal sexual conduct in a case unrelated to Dumbuya’s death.

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.