ON DEC. 24, 1971, Michael West, 17, and his girlfriend, 16, were abducted from Miami's Cutler Ridge Mall area by a trio of black males and taken to another area of the city. There, Michael was murdered and his girlfriend raped and shot in the head to the point of near death. Cops say West and his female companion were walking in and around the mall when they were approached by three black males who forced the victim and his companion inside their vehicle. The subjects transported the victims to the area of S.W. 107 Avenue and S.W. 225 Street where the female was gang raped by the three black male subjects. After the assault both victims were shot in the head. The female victim survived her wounds and alerted authorities. Michael died. They were doing some window shopping after a high school dance.
Anyone with information concerning this crime is requested to call Crime Stoppers at
(305) 471-8477, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.