NewsLocal NewsGrand Rapids

Actions

GRPD announce findings of grand jury investigation into 2014 homicide

The Circuit Court arraigned Wright Friday morning.
Grand Rapids shooting 05102020
Posted at 4:30 PM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 16:30:12-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD) announced the indictment of Heather Laureen Wright, of Grand Rapids, for an open murder charge in the death of Glenn Converse, also of Grand Rapids, in 2014.

Wright has been lodged at the Kent County Correctional Facility since July 15, 2020, when she was arrested and indicted on a perjury charge related to this investigation.

Back on May 26, 2014, members of GRPD responded to 340 Washington St. SE, apt. 7, on the report of an unconscious man. Officers found the man unresponsive, and declared him dead on scene later that day.

The GRPD Major Case Team determined the circumstances surrounding Mr. Converse’s death suspicious. On May 27, 2014, Dr. Start from the Kent County Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy and later ruled the cause of death a homicide.

The Circuit Court arraigned Wright Friday morning.

“The indictment of Ms. Wright brings closure to this cold case in our department,” said Sgt. Jana Forner of the GRPD Detective Unit’s Family Services Team. “We hope it brings closure to all of the victim’s loved ones as well. I’m proud of the work our detective unit did in solving this case.”

The open murder charge carries a maximum punishment of life in prison.