Camden, N.J. — A Camden man was sentenced to 27 years in prison for the brutal killing of his sister inside the family home in Camden, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph D. Wysocki.
Ramike Medina-Brown, 24, of Camden was sentenced to 27 years subject to the No Early Release Act by Judge Gwendolyn Blue. Acting First Assistant Prosecutor Mary Ellen Murphy prosecuted the matter for the State.
Medina-Brown pled guilty Jan. 10, 2020 to killing his 53-year-old sister, Eileen “Tweety-Bird” Brown inside the home where he lived with the elderly Brown parents, who had adopted him at the age of five.
Eileen Brown was the biological daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brown. Brown went to her parents’ home May 25, 2019, to assist in caring for her elderly mother. Detectives learned that Mr. and Mrs. Brown later left their home to celebrate Memorial Day with another daughter and her husband, leaving Brown and Medina-Brown in the family home together.
Family members became concerned when Brown never arrived at her sister’s home for dinner. 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.
Detective Brad Redrow of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and Detective Sean Miller of the Camden County Metro Police Department tracked down surveillance footage of Medina-Brown leaving the family home in a cab alone that afternoon carrying several bags.
With cooperation from Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) Police, Redrow and Miller located additional footage of Medina-Brown pushing through a gate at a PATCO Station in Philadelphia. DRPA Police found two bags of bloody clothing that Medina-Brown threw in the trash and on the train tracks at the station.
Medina-Brown was captured in New York City June 15, 2019, where he fled after killing Eileen.
Under No Early Release Act guidelines, Medina-Brown must serve nearly 23 years before becoming eligible for parole.