Her son, a 33-year-old Beck, a convicted felon was charged Monday with murdering his girlfriend, 28-year-old Courtney Durr and her 10-year-old son Sumauri Das. Both of them were found dead in their Southgate apartment Sunday night by relatives who had been trying to call them during the weekend.
Police said in court Monday that Courtney Durr was found dead with her hands bound and her throat slit. Durr was said to have been found laying in the living room with ligature marks indicating that she was strangled. Her son, Sumauri was also found dead from strangulation in a back bedroom.
Police say they believe the two had been dead since Friday. After canvassing the crime-scene police tried locating Beck but he was gone, as was Courtney's car. Some of her belongings and her money were also missing according to investigators.
Police finally tracked Beck down later that night at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn at 2:30 a.m. Monday morning.
Southgate Police Detective Sergeant David Fobar said in court Monday that Beck confessed. "He did confess to committing these crimes, showing no remorse for his actions."
Courtney's family says she worked at a steel mill, and that her son was a fourth grader at Shelters School in Southgate.
Family say she'd only been seeing Beck for a short time. He was released from prison last year after spending ten years behind bars for armed robbery. He also has a prior drug charge but the victims' family never imagined this. "How do you apologize? You can't bring her back, you can't bring my nephew back. He's ten, you cannot bring them back," said family members.
"They shouldn't have nobody on the streets like that, don't want an animal like that on the streets. They just need to do away with people like that," Jerry Durr, Courtney's uncle said.
Beck Monday was charged with two counts of First Degree Murder, Larceny in a Building and Unlawful Driving Away of an Automobile. He will be back in court June 12 for a preliminary examination.
Durr's family has set up a GoFundMe to help with costs which can be found here.