The family of Tennessee State University student Mia Kanu are seeking answers following her unexplained death which police classified as a homicide, CrimeSpace can report.
Mia Kanu, a student at TSU with ambitions to become a veterinarian, was discovered deceased on a road in Michigan following a party at an apartment. Local authorities are investigating the incident as a potential homicide.
Kanu had shown a strong passion for animals, and was employed at Richland Animal Clinic. Her mother, Bianca Vanmeter, told WSMV that her daughter was hesitant to return home for the summer due to high rent costs.
Vanmeter told WSMV, “She loved people, she loved animals, and I told her you can’t sleep in your car, you have to come home.”
After returning home to Michigan, Kanu began socializing with new friends. Vanmeter noted that one of these friends, who had been staying at their house, had made her feel uncomfortable. She had consequently asked Kanu to provide the girl’s vehicle registration.
“The night the incident happened, my daughter sent a picture of the girl’s registration,” Vanmeter told the network. She added that this was the same vehicle Kanu was in on the night she was discovered.
“My daughter was left in the middle of the road. No one called 911,” expressed a distraught Vanmeter.
In an act of profound generosity, Kanu’s organs were donated following her death, offering life to other families in need.
Vanmeter shared, “The messages I am getting from people in high school who were thinking their life was pretty much over and then they met my daughter – so many stories like that.”
Southfield Police report that those involved are cooperating with the investigation.
A GoFundMe has been initiated to assist the family with funeral expenses.
As CrimeSpace previously reported, while initial reports suggested a “tragic accident,” law enforcement is now treating her death as a potential homicide, citing the need for further investigation.
Mia Kanu, described by her family as a beautiful and cherished individual, tragically passed away on June 5, leaving loved ones devastated. As a senior pre-vet undergraduate student specializing in food and animal sciences at TSU, Mia’s dedication and energy were recognized by both her university and the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. They extended their condolences to her grieving family, highlighting her role as a hardworking Dean’s Scholar involved in research projects at the Agricultural Research and Extension Center.
As CrimeSpace reported, a community is left in shock as police investigate the mysterious death of 23-year-old Mia Kanu, a college student from Southfield
The circumstances surrounding Mia Kanu’s demise, which occurred in Southfield, Michigan, remain veiled in uncertainty.
According to the Southfield Police Department, Mia was found lying on Providence Drive in the early hours of June 3, subsequent to her presence at a party held in the Coach House Apartments. Emergency responders administered immediate aid before transporting Mia to a local hospital, where she was placed on life support, CBS Detroit reported.
In a poignant social media video shared by Mia’s mother, it was revealed that her organs were donated prior to her removal from life support. Southfield Police detectives are treating Mia Kanu’s death as a potential homicide and are actively pursuing leads. Their investigation includes a thorough analysis of video footage and interviews with individuals who attended the party that fateful night, as well as the driver of the vehicle Mia was traveling in prior to her discovery on the road.
Autopsy results are pending, as medical professionals work diligently to ascertain the exact cause of Mia Kanu’s tragic passing. As the investigation unfolds, law enforcement aims to bring clarity and justice to the circumstances surrounding her untimely death, providing closure for her grieving family and friends.