April Marie Steward
26 Years Old

February 4, 1961 to March 22, 1987

April Steward, of Detroit, Michigan, was a high school graduate and worked as a beauty counselor. She loved life and people, and was a "Mother Teresa" type of person.

April enjoyed bowling, playing cards, her car and doing things for her grandparents. She was crazy about her mother's cooking, especially chicken and rice and banana pudding. She was devoted to her cat P.J. and her tropical fish.

April had several brothers and a sister who died of birth defects. Her only living brother, John, was killed in a motorcycle accident three years after April's murder. Her father is living, but her step-father died in 1988. Her 61-year-old mother is alone, but not lonely!

April is sadly missed by all who knew her, especially her friend Mrs. V.M. Grimmett.


April Marie Steward, 26, of Detroit, Michigan, was stabbed and bludgeoned to death by a long-time family friend in her apartment.

Terrence Cevans, 17, was picked up and jailed, but was released because a confession was obtained without an attorney present.

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April Steward