3 accused after disappearance of Flint township man killed and body burned


FLINT, MI – A man from Flint has been charged with the murder and dismemberment of a missing Flint Township man. Two other people were also accused of helping to hide and mutilate the body.

Flint Township investigators found the body of Daniel Vaughn, 34, in the 1700 block of Marlowe Drive in the town of Flint on the evening of Tuesday, February 16.

Beinville Alexander III, 31, faces 10 charges related to Vaughn’s shooting death, according to Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton. Maranda Ide, 29, and Trevyan Harris, 31, were also charged with helping to burn and hide Vaughn’s body.

Alexander believed Vaughn was seeing the same woman he was seeing, Leyton said. Alexander arranged to meet with Vaughn to sell him marijuana, he said.

“When they met, Mr. Alexander, due to his belief that he and Mr. Vaughn were seeing the same woman, shot (Vaughn) and then attempted to burn and hide his body,” Leyton said.

Alexander is charged with open murder, firearm, second degree arson, dismemberment of a corpse, concealing the death of an individual, carrying a concealed weapon, felon in possession firearm, preparing to burn property, tampering with evidence and conspiring to mutilate a corpse. He was arraigned on Saturday February 20 and is being held without bond in the Genesee County Jail, court documents show.

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Ide is charged with five counts, including conspiracy to mutilate a corpse, incidental after the fact, tampering with evidence, concealing the death of an individual and mutilation of a corpse.

Harris is charged with seven counts, including incidental afterthought, dismemberment of a corpse, concealing an individual’s death, tampering with evidence, aiding and abetting second degree arson, aiding and abetting to prepare to burn property and plot to mutilate a corpse. .

Ide and Harris were also arraigned on Saturday February 20, according to court documents. Ide’s cash bond was set at $ 10,000. Harris’ cash bond was set at $ 15,000.

Alexander and Ide live together in Flint. Harris, a friend, lived in Flint Township.

“They are all innocent until proven guilty,” Leyton said.

All three are scheduled for probable cause conferences on Thursday, March 4 in the courtroom of Judge Christopher Odette, according to court documents.

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