27 years later, sus­pected killer clown faces jus­tice

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Palm Beach (Sunday) - - LOCAL - By Rafael Olmeda, Tonya Alanez, Marc Free­man South Florida Sun Sentinel

son could get away with mur­der if they wore a dis­guise. Not just any dis­guise, but a clown suit, he said.

Keen later mar­ried the Just hours after Marlene dead woman’s hus­band. War­ren was shot in the face De­spite all of that, po­lice by a clown on her doorstep, did not ar­rest any­one at the po­lice had a tip about who time. Or in the next year. Or might have killed her. 10 years. Or 20.

And be­fore long, they It was 27 years later, after had much more, ac­cord­ing new DNA test­ing had been to court files. de­vel­oped, that pros­e­cu­tors

The records, many never fi­nally thought there was be­fore re­vealed, show: enough ev­i­dence to prove Even be­fore War­ren the for­mer Sheila Keen was died, an anony­mous caller the clown who mur­dered sug­gested po­lice look into Marlene War­ren. her hus­band, Michael, and Michael War­ren was nethe woman he was hav­ing ver charged. By the time of an af­fair with, Sheila Keen. his new wife’s ar­rest, the Po­lice also learned cou­ple had re­tired to the quickly about a woman moun­tains of Vir­ginia, who had bought a clown where they started a new out­fit, flow­ers and bal­loons life and no one even knew just be­fore the mur­der. they were from Florida. down its 3-D print­ers in Ausys­tem’s as­sis­tant di­rec­tor, But peo­ple won’t be able The clerks who sold the In Septem­ber 2017, as gust after con­cerns were said the down time gave the to have just any­thing printed. clown suit and flow­ers they drove through the hills raised about the tech­nol­ogy’s sys­tem time to have a “pol­icy In­stead of bring­ing in picked Keen’s photo out of a on the way home, a sher­iff’s abil­ity to repli­cate guns or in place that would ad­dress projects on flash drives, as lineup. deputy pulled over their other weapons. The county the needs of customers of all had been done in the past, In­ves­ti­ga­tors tracked Cadil­lac SUV and ar­rested is now mak­ing the print­ers ages.” pa­trons will select what they down a stolen car they Sheila War­ren on a mur­der avail­able again on a more The fo­cus is on cre­ativ­ity, want printed from an on­line thought the clown drove off charge. lim­ited ba­sis. dis­cov­ery and sup­port­ing ser­vice, Gale In­ter­ac­tive: Sciin — a car tied to Michael To­day, po­lice won’t talk

Noth­ing, in­clud­ing guns, stu­dents in the sci­ence, ence. It has 59 sci­ence-reWar­ren’s car lot. in de­tail about the moun­will be al­lowed to be printed techonol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing lated mod­els that can be cop They found fibers sim­i­lar tain of ev­i­dence they colthat is “un­safe, harm­ful, danand math­e­mat­ics fields, of­fi­ied. to a clown wig in­side the lected early on and why it ger­ous, ob­scene,” the coun­cials said. Nearly a third of the mod­car, and they later col­lected took so long to make an arty’s new rest.pol­i­cys­tates.Al­lLi­brary­ses­sion­s­about­theel­sareskulls:ape,cat,dog,the­same­sortof­fibers­from print­ing will con­tinue to be 3-D tech­nol­ogy could be­gin dol­phin, Homo Sapien, CroKeen’s apart­ment. Au­thor­i­ties gen­er­ally done by li­brary staff. again as early as Novem­ber, A lawyer ad­mit­ted that

Carol Russo, the li­brary Russo said. he once told War­ren a per-

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