The Darrell Banks Story
The Death Certificate

Image courtesy of SisDetroit

Historically, the death of Darrell Banks has always been recorded as March 1970, but as we can see from the certificate it was in fact during the last week of February 1970.

Other inaccuracies have been that he was shot in the neck, when in fact he was shot in the neck and the chest.

He has also been listed at age 35 when in fact he was 32, and as being born in 1938 when in fact it was 1937.

It can also be seen on the certificate that the incident is described as an "assault" and a "homicide", however, no court case emerged. This is purely an observation.

Special thanks to SisDetroit who obtained a copy of this certificate for the purposes of identifying Darrell's date of birth.

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Darrell Banks Memorial Project
[NOTE ADDED July 2004: Funds have successfully been raised for a memorial bench marker, by internet solicitation, from fans around the world! A memorial bench now adorns his formerly unmarked grave. Please click here for details.]

Thanks to all who donated to the
Darrell Banks Memorial
the project is now fully funded and on Memorial Day 2004 a marker bench was placed on his grave. A dedication will be held on July 17, 2004.



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