Mayor To Respond To AG Request To Close McGinnis Case

Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad will hold a press conference next week to give his response to Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s request for approval to officially close the Eric McGinnis case. The AG’s office determined the death of 16-year-old Eric McGinnis was a murder last month, more than 30 years after the fact. A new witness came forward last year, prompting police in St. Joseph to reopen the case and then hand it off to the state attorney general. Nessel’s office determined McGinnis drowned in the St. Joseph River after being chased on to the pier and then kicked in the head. The person the AG identified as responsible has since died. There has been no announcement about charges in the case. Mayor Muhammad will address the AG’s request to close the case at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph.