Man accused of killing cousin, girlfriend because she wanted to tell police about Farmington Hills robbery

A woman's cousin killed her and her girlfriend and set their bodies on fire after a robbery in Farmington Hills, police said.

The body of Deashia Gilkey and her girlfriend were found in a burning vehicle on Detroit's east side Feb. 4.

Original Report: 2 bodies found in burning vehicle

Police were able to connect the crime to another crime that same day – a robbery at Fairmont Park Apartments in Farmington Hills. According to police, Gilkey and her cousin Jeremy Taylor robbed a man at the complex. Another man and Gilkey's girlfriend were also there.

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Jeremy Taylor

"She's (the girlfriend) a completely innocent victim -- wrong place, wrong time, dating the wrong person," said Detroit Police Lt. Robert LaLone.

LaLone said Gilkey was nervous after the robbery and wanted to tell police about the crime. To allegedly stop her from telling, Taylor killed Gilkey and her girlfriend.

"They were shot at another location near a relative's house. He put them in the vehicle drove them over to the location where we discovered them in the vehicle burned," LaLone said.

LaLone said license plate readers and shot spotter technology helped them piece together what lead to the deaths, and a family member told police what happened. Investigators then tracked Taylor to Kentucky.

"We ultimately went down to Lexington, Ky. and got additional evidence and interviewed him, then he was extradited back to Michigan," LaLone said. "Being able to ultimately close the case, it's a good feeling."