Click here for a copy of the criminal complaint.
Maureen Onyelobi, a North Minneapolis woman who reportedly lives at 4538 Aldrich Ave. N., is charged in a March 8 shooting in South Minneapolis at 28th and Longfellow Ave. South. Police were called to the area on a report of a shooting and found a male with the initials "A.F." dead of a gunshot wound to the head...
Four discharged cartridge casings were found near the body. Mainstream news reporting establishes the victim is one Anthony Lee Fairbanks.
Finding suspects in the shooting was no great trick for police. The victim's cell phone showed a call to a phone number which family members could identify as a woman known by the street name "Black" (possibly for "black tar" heroin?) who was the victim's drug dealer. More phone records established the phone was located in the area of the shooting at the time of the shooting.
Now here's where the police work gets more tricky and interesting. Police linked "Black" to a woman named Maureen Onyelobi by photo identification, and raided a hotel room where Onyelobi was staying. The cell phone in question was found there. While under arrest, Maureen was observed on video camera trying to hide a very small item which turned out to be the key to a storage locker. In the locker was a safe, and in the safe was the 9 millimeter gun which allegedly killed A.F.
It turns out the victim, A.F., had recently been indicted by the feds for drug charges and, allegedly, Maureen's boyfriend had been talking about the need to "do something" about A.F. Yet more damning evidence links Maureen to a trip to the storage locker to obtain and return the gun (allegedly) and ownership of a van spotted at the scene.
The name "Maureen Onyelobi" turns up somebody in Chicago who was arrested in 2006 on a minor drug charge, click here for that link. The woman arrested in Chicago in March of 2006 was 20 at the time, and our very own Maureen Onyelobi was born 8/4/1985, so she would have been the exact right age to fit the other incident.
(Here insert some kind of caustic commentary about the constant social pattern of dirt bags from Chicago who end up in Minneapolis doing their dirty dirt)
Onyelobi was apparently sitting in jail on a drug related charge when the criminal complaint was filed over the murder.
The address where Onyelobi is listed as a resident on the criminal complaint, 4538 Aldrich Ave. N., is a rental owned by Richard A. and Kathryn A. Berg of 3141 Calhoun Parkway East, Minneapolis. These "cross town" landlords have not been mentioned before on Johnny Northside Dot Com but when "absentees" and "cross towners" turn North Minneapolis housing stock into rentals for god-knows-who, such bloggy notoriety seems inevitable.
Look upon this example, would-be "investors," and do not venture into our neighborhood with your ridiculous dreams of rental property riches.