Three charged in death of Flint Township man

FLINT TWP. — Three people are facing murder charges in the death of a Flint Township man who went missing several weeks ago.

Daniel Vaughn, 34, of Flint Township was found deceased on Feb. 16 by Flint Township police on the 1700 block of Marlowe Drive in Flint. Investigators revealed that foul play was involved in Vaughn’s disappearance and have arrested three suspects in connection to the case.

The suspects—31-year-old Beinville Alexander III from Flint, 31-year-old Trevyan Harris from Flint Township and 29-year-old Maranda Ide from Flint—are in custody and remain at the Genesee County Jail.

Vaughn was last seen at a residence in the 1100 block of River Forest Drive in Flint Township during the nighttime hours of Feb. 4. At that time, police were following tips that Vaughn may have traveled to the Beecher/Mt. Morris area where he grew up. The Flint Township Police Department issued a Missing and Endangered Advisory for Vaughn on Feb. 7 and continued the search until Vaughn’s body was discovered.

According to Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton, Beinville Alexander is accused of shooting Vaughn for allegedly becoming involved with one of Alexander’s girlfriends. Leyton said that Alexander set up a meeting with Vaughn under the guise of a drug buy, then shot Vaughn while the pair were in Vaughn’s car. Alexander then drove Vaughn’s car to Rankin Street in Flint and allegedly attempted to set it and Vaughn on fire.

Leyton said that Vaughn’s body was later moved to a home on the 1700 block of Marlowe Drive where it was discovered by police. He also said that Alexander’s girlfriend Maranda Ide and friend Trevyan Harris are accused of helping Alexander move Vaughn’s body and set fire to it again.

Alexander is facing 10 felonies, including homicide, felony firearm, second degree arson, tampering with evidence and mutilation of a dead body. Ide and Harris have both been charged as accessories to a felony after the fact and are facing additional charges of concealing the death of an individual, tampering with evidence and aiding and abetting second degree arson.

Flint Township police officers were assisted by members of the Michigan State Police throughout the investigation.