Killer clown case: New details in arrest expected Thursday

Michele Moreno
September 29, 2017

On Tuesday, investigators arrested the now 54-year-old, who goes by the name Sheila Keen Warren, in Washington County, Virginia, with the help of local law enforcement officers.

Marlene Warren was shot in the face when she answered the front door of her home in Wellington, Florida.

Soon after the clown handed over the flowers and balloons to Marlene, the clown pulled out a gun and shot her in the face. Sheila Keen was considered a suspect but was not arrested.

Despite the killing taking place in 1990 in Florida, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office opened the investigation again as there was new DNA evidence. Within a year after the murder, detectives focused on Michael Warren and Shelia Keen, a Wellington resident who ran a auto repossession business with her estranged husband, Richard.

Detectives said Thursday they are still looking into whether anyone else was involved in the homicide, but would not specifically comment if Michael Warren was a suspect.

Bradshaw said it's not yet known whether anyone else will be arrested and charged in the case as it remains ongoing.

On Tuesday, Sheila Warren was located in Washington County Virginia and arrested without incident.

The presumed getaway vehicle was found abandoned with orange, hair-like fibers inside. Before her death, Marlene, told her family that she wanted to leave Michael, but was afraid that he would kill her.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, two clerks at a costume store picked Keen out of a photo lineup saying she had bought a clown outfit two days earlier. Shirley Twing says, "they got along really well except for fighting over curlers as young girls will do". - Details emerged Thursday about a woman arrested in a 1990 "killer clown" Florida cold case slaying - and her relationship with the victim's husband, who she later married. Michael Warren and Shelia Keen Warren married in 2002. Marlene thought Michael was having an affair, and according to The Palm Beach Post, told her mother, "If anything happens to me, Mike done it".

In the wake of the killing, police discovered several connections between Michael and Keen Warren.

They interviewed numerous witnesses, reviewed evidence, submitted new evidence for DNA analysis and were able to win an indictment from a grand jury on August 31.

"One balloon said, "You are the Greatest" and the other one, I believe, was a Snow White balloon", McCann told reporters.

"I feel like crying now, but I'm glad it's over".

The victim reportedly told police during an interview that the men took her to a gas station to buy alcohol, then to a hookah bar and then to a house party. The couple was said to have moved to Tennessee, according to the Washington Post.

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