True Crime Docuseries on the 1986 Death of Silver Spring Teenager Keith Warren, Found Hanging From a Tree, Airs Tomorrow on Discovery+

by Patrick Herron

Discovery+ will be airing Uprooted, a three-part docuseries on the death of Silver Spring teenage, Keith Warren, beginning February 18.  Warren was found hanging from a tree on July 31, 1986 near his home in Silver Spring. The death was classified as a suicide but because of inconsistencies in the case, his family has long believed it to be a lynching.

The series follows Keith Warren’s sisters 35 year attempt to change the cause of death on Keith’s death certificate. The docuseries will be accompanied by a six-part podcast hosted by Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, according to Deadline.

In April 2021, Councilmember Hans Riemer requested Montgomery County to order an independent investigation into the Montgomery County Police Department’s handling of Keith Warren’s death.

The case was featured on an episode of Unsolved Mysteries in 1996.  The portion on Keith Warren begins at the 32 minute mark.

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