27 years later, suspected killer clown faces justice
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-