CAMDEN, NJ — A 24-year-old Camden man was sentenced to 27 years for the brutal killing of his sister inside their Cramer Hill home, the Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph D. Wysocki announced Friday.

Ramike Medina-Brown, submitted a guilty plea Jan. 10 to killing his 53-year-old sister, Eileen “Tweety-Bird” Brown, in the home where he lived with her parents — who had adopted him when he was 5. 

According to authorities, Brown visited her parent’s home on May 25, 2019, to help care for her elderly mother. Her parents reportedly later left their home for Memorial Day with another daughter and her husband, leaving Brown and Medina-Brown in the home together. 

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“Family members became concerned when Brown never arrived at her sister’s home for dinner,” the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office (CCPO) said in a release. “When the family arrived back to their home that evening, they found Brown’s body in the basement. She had been fatally stabbed multiple times.”

Two separate pieces of footage were obtained by the authorities.

Detective Brad Redrow of the CCPO’s Homicide Unit and Detective Sean Miller of the CCPD tracked down surveillance footage of Medina-Brown leaving “the family home in a cab alone that afternoon carrying several bags.” And another through cooperation from Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) Police, of him pushing through a gate at a PATCO Station in Philadelphia. 

On June 15, 2019, Medina-Brown was captured in New York City. 

Judge Gwendolyn Blue applied the No Early Release Act to Medina-Brown’s case — making him ineligible for parole until he serves at least 23 years. 

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