Man charged with GRCC homicide

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Marcus Bivens (Photo from the Kent County Sheriff's Department)

Marcus Bivins (Photo from the Kent County Sheriff’s Department)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  A 19-year-old man was charged Tuesday in connection with a homicide that happened near Grand Rapids Community College.

Marcus Bivins is charged with open murder in the death of 34-year-old Jeanne Huntoon.    According to court documents, his bond was denied after he “stated he will kill again.”

Huntoon’s body was found early Saturday morning at the GRCC parking ramp at 143 Bostwick NE.  Police said over the weekend that a witness called police saying that they saw a man dragging a body between two buildings on campus.

Monday FOX 17 spoke with Huntoon’s best friend since middle school, Crystal Sanders, as she sorted years of pictures of Jeanne and herself on her kitchen counter.

“It still doesn’t really seem real,” said Sanders, who had last spoken with Huntoon Thursday, saying Huntoon said she was doing well, living in Grand Rapids.

GRPD calls this a random killing, stating neither Bivins or Huntoon had any current connection with GRCC. Huntoon had been accepted as a student years ago but never attended classes.

Sgt. Terry Dixon said Bivins approached Huntoon around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, between the parking ramp and campus. The two spoke briefly, then the conversation quickly turned violent. Bivins allegedly used a knife to stab and then beat Huntoon to death.

Bivins is scheduled to be back in court for a preliminary examination May 24.


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