November 9, 2021

FBI Offers $10,000 Reward for Information in Cold Case

The FBI and Michigan State Police are asking the public for help identifying the person(s) responsible for the murder of Jerome Ezell.

On November 7, 2017, Jerome Deshaun Ezell was reported missing to the Lansing Township Police Department. With the help of OnStar, Jerome’s vehicle was located near 1175 North Fairview Street, Lansing, Michigan. Officers found Jerome’s infant son in the vehicle but were unable to find Jerome.

On December 12, 2018, Jerome’s remains were discovered in a wooded area off I-94 in Van Buren County. Foul play is suspected in Jerome’s death.

The FBI is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals(s) responsible for the murder of Jerome Deshaun Ezell. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective/Sergeant Troy Johnston of the Michigan State Police at 517-898-1285, Crime Stoppers at 517-483-STOP, or FBI Detroit at 313-965-2323.