Deontae Mitchell

The family of 13-year-old Deontae Mitchell has positively identified his body after it was found Thursday morning in a field on the east side of Detroit, Click on Detroit reports.

Deontae was reported missing after he was abducted by a man Tuesday night. An Amber Alert was issued for the 13-year-old after a cousin told police that Deontae was forced into a car while they were outside Nino’s Market at 14901 E. Warren Ave.


Authorities quickly identified Gregory Walker as a subject, releasing images of Walker and later releasing the video of the actual kidnapping.

“Another coward preying on children,” Police Chief James Craig said. “This should be a message to all who perpetrate crimes against children: We’re going to continue in a very relentless way to find you and bring you into custody.”

Walker was arrested Thursday in Toledo, Ohio, in connection with the abduction, according to another Click on Detroit report. Authorities are now looking for two more men in Deontae’s case: 30-year-old Ernest Coleman and 51-year-old Roy Portis.

Coleman is described as a 5-foot-10-inch black man, weighing in at about 145 pounds. Portis, who is also black, is 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs about 180 pounds.


Read more at Click on Detroit here and here.

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