Detroit--The mystery of one of Detroit's most colorful and misunderstood street people continues even after her death over the weekend.
Stella Paris, a Greektown fixture from the 1960s through the mid-1990s, died Saturday at East Grand Nursing Home in Detroit. She was 97, one of the few facts not in dispute about the mentally ill woman's past, that includes questions about citizenship that left her without benefits to pay for her care or even her burial.
Variously known as Greektown Stella, the Queen of Greektown and the Screaming Banshee, she wore odd nurses uniforms adorned with military insignia and she menacingly carried a police nightstick.
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