More details are emerging about the mysterious death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride, who left her Detroit home Friday night and never returned.
Dearborn police had said they found McBride's body "dumped" on the outskirts of Detroit in suburban Dearborn Heights.
Local FOX affiliate WJBK even gave the exact location of where McBride's body was found: near Warren and Outer Drive.
McBride had been shot once in the head with a shotgun and left to die, police told her anguished aunt, Bernita Spinks.
"All our kids are getting killed. We're burying our kids. It's devastating," Spinks told Fox 2. She pleaded with the public to help identify her niece's killer(s). "Just as well as it's my niece and my sister's daughter, it could be your kid," she said.
Now police are telling an entirely different story about what happened to Renisha.
Police now say McBride was shot by a homeowner in a case of self-defense.
Her body was not dumped near Warren and Outer Drive in Deerborn Heights, as police had earlier reported; now they say she was found on the man's front porch where she dropped after he shot her in defense of his home.
Her family says that's a lie.
"This man just came to the door, by somebody just knocking? She didn't break in his house; she didn't break a window. What, you seen somebody on your porch and you just start shooting? And then you say it was accidental? That wasn't accidental; that wasn't accidental, no," said Spinks.
The family doesn't know where McBride was headed when she left home that Friday in her white Ford Taurus. They were notified of McBride's death that following Monday.
Police have identified the homeowner who shot McBride. He has not been charged.
McBride's family calls her death "senseless." The family described Renisha as "soft spoken, hardworking and stayed to herself." They say no one would be afraid of Renisha.
More from Sandrarose.com: