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Farmington Hills Police Say Murder Suspects May Have Been Looking for Money

Police Chief Chuck Nebus says murder suspect was 'no stranger' to authorities.

say the 19-year-old suspect in has a past that involves drugs. 

"(Tucker Robert Cipriano) is not a stranger to us," Nebus said. "He does have a past that involves some drug history, and it's possible they broke into the house looking for money."

Tucker Cipriano and a friend are in custody in connection with the beating death of , as well as an assault on Tucker's mother and one of his 17-year-old twin brothers. The other 17-year-old brother and an 8-year-old sister, who were both in the house at the time of the attack, escaped injury. 

Both of the assault victims, Nebus said, are "fighting for their lives" at . 

Nebus said the 17-year-old who was not injured made the 9-1-1 call, which came in to police at 2:48 a.m. Nebus said the 8-year-old was able to open the door so that officers could get into the house and arrest the unidentified suspect.

Tucker Cipriano, who Nebus said was adopted and had not been living in the home, left the scene in a 2002 Ford Ranger pickup and was later arrested in Keego Harbor. Nebus said Cipriano was there with a friend, who is also being questioned. 

Police are in the process of obtaining a warrant to search the home on Rose Hill Drive, which has taken some time because the homeowners are not able to give consent, Nebus said. He expects evidence technicians will be in the house this afternoon and anticipates arraignment of the suspects will take place tomorrow.

The two Cipriano children who were not injured were taken to Farmington Hills Police Dept. and are now with other family members, Nebus said. 

LT June 01, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Lots of children who are adopted have serious issues, and it NEEDS to be talked about. The parents that have adopted them and opened their heart to them can only do so much. My adopted daughter has RAD and walks around screaming tha( she hates me and wants me to die, but there is no help for her. This is a horrible situation, and should never have happened, possibly if there were better supports out there it could have been a different outcome. My heart goes out to the family and friends and I pray that this horrific situation let's some small good come out of it by looking at what needs to happen to help these families. My guess is this was a long time in coming. Fighting amoungst yourselves won't help, adoption could have played a large part in this. Its not good or bad, its just the truth. Not all adoptions are ugly! Yet the ones that are can destroy families.
cmg June 01, 2012 at 08:18 PM
I'm sorry for your daughter. However, keep in mind that biological children can have issues too. It's not just because she was adopted that she has issues, maybe it's the person that raised her. Did you ever think of that?? My cousin is adopted. Our family has never ever once in 40 years treated her as if she wasn't our own flesh and blood. The word "adopted" has never ever come into play. Does anyone really need to know outside of the family circle that the person is adopted?? No. It's a label. Labels cause issues. You bringing to fact that your daughter walks around screaming that she hates you, and you think it's because she was adopted?? Wow.
LT June 02, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Yes people do need to know, or else the kids can't get help. Anyone that comes back with bio kids have issues to have never held one to a child as they rage at you for ther broken bond they have. I will not respond to this again until you walk a mile in an older child adoption you have no right to comment. Out of respect for the family I will not be responding to anymore comments. Those of us that have lived through a child's rage, anger and futility of trying to get them help understand what it is like. Util you have lived through it you can not possibly understand or comment. Educate your selves, before you you talk about what you do not understand. Reactive attachment disorder. It is real, the kids are in hell and the adults that are trying to help, need help so that situations like the above do not happen again.
Michelle Miller June 06, 2012 at 12:36 PM
I knew Tucker and he does have issues in which I believe that he needs psychotic help. But trashing him and hoping he rots in prison is not nice. What he did was wrong but penalize him he has a drug addiction there is a man in miami florida less than a week ago who ate a man's face because he was trippin on acid things happen because of drugs. I hope everything good starter for a family and I send my condolences.
Donald Trump June 14, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Anyone who wishes pain and hurt upon Tucker Cipriano deserves the same, if not worse than he gets. Forgiveness is the only thing that will allow ourselves and Tucker to get through this tragedy.

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