The front of the Jefferson North Assembly Plant

Chrysler's Jefferson North plant opens as names, details of plant stabbing surface

Chrysler’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit restarted production today - just a day after one worker murdered the other before taking his own life – and more details of the crime including the two men’s names have surfaced.

Although Detroit Police have not officially announced the names of the two men involved in the stabbing murder that occurred at the Jefferson North Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango plant yesterday, sources (who wish to remain unnamed) have provided the names of the two men involved along with a possible motive. Production started back up today and workers headed back into the plant as Detroit Police had finishes their investigation of the crime scene.

The man with the knife, who did the stabbing, was Jeff Hunt while the man who was stabbed and died on the scene was Keith Readus. Both men were long time Chrysler employees and Readus served as the union steward for the UAW Local 7 although he no longer held that position. Hunt, who was said to be a quiet guy in his 40s, had previously been fired for being involved in a fight in the plant but he had been rehired. Rumors among the other workers at JNAP suggest that the altercation that left Readus dead was over the wife of Jeff Hunt, who also works on the line at Jefferson North. It is unclear if Readus had been involved in some inappropriate activity with Hunt’s wife or if it was some factor not related to infidelity. Several accounts also indicate that the issue between Readus and Hunt had been an ongoing one.


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It is shameful how people are just allowed to print anything. Factual statement, Jeff Hunt was never fired for anything.