Dismemberment suspect charged with murder

Anthony Shawn Blamer Jr.
An Aug. 8, 2017 mug shot of Anthony Shawn Blamer, Jr.

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — The suspect already charged with dismembering a man’s body in Newaygo County has now been charged with killing him in Muskegon County.

Anthony Blamer was charged Wednesday with open murder in the death of D’Anthony Keenan, Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson confirmed to 24 Hour News 8.

D'Anthony Keenan
An undated courtesy photo of D’Anthony Keenan, provided by loved ones.

Blamer, 29, of Fremont is also charged with armed robbery, carrying a concealed weapon, felony firearm and being a second-time habitual offender in Muskegon County.

Investigators say the homicide happened after Blamer and Keenan met in North Muskegon so Blamer could install a stereo system in the other man’s SUV. Detectives said Blamer told them he and Keenan argued over money, at which point Keenan drew a gun. Blamer reportedly said the gun went off as the men struggled and Keenan was accidentally shot in the head. Authorities said Blamer added that the gun was fired repeatedly and Keenan was shot multiple times inside the SUV.

Blamer then allegedly drove the SUV and Keenan’s body to the Fremont area, where he left them at a carpool lot. Detectives say he returned the next day with a chainsaw and removed Keenan’s head and hands. His motive, authorities said, was to slow the identification of the victim.

D'Anthony Keenan
A Michigan State Police crime lab vehicle sits near the SUV believed to belong to D’Anthony Keenan. (Aug. 7, 2017)

Part of Keenan’s body was discovered along a trail in the Manistee National Forest on Aug. 5. Authorities ultimately identified him through a birthmark.

Investigators developed Blamer as a suspect after reviewing the victim’s Facebook activity, a detective testified in court.

Blamer reportedly led investigators to the spot in Oceana County where he left a bag containing the remainder of Keenan’s body and also took them to the swamp where he dumped the chainsaw.

Last week in Newaygo County, he was charged with felony disinterment or mutilation of a dead body and felony concealing the death of an individual.

Keenan, 24, of Muskegon, leaves behind two young children.