DETROIT (WWJ) – The Wayne County prosecutor is set to announce charges in the December disappearance of two-year-old Bianca Jones.
Prosecutor Kym Worthy will make the announcement during a 2 p.m. news conference Wednesday at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit.
CBS Detroit will livestream the conference. WATCH IT LIVE HERE.
Detroit police asked for an arrest warrant in mid-December, two weeks after Bianca Jones was reported missing by her father, D’Andre Lane, during a carjacking. The car was later recovered, but not the child. Investigators have been skeptical of Lane’s version of events, but he has maintained his innocence.
The Oakland County Sheriff’s Department told WWJ Newsradio 950 Wednesday morning that Lane is currently being held in the Oakland County Jail. Authorities said Lane was booked Monday and will remain in jail for 14 days for violating a personal protection order.
The girl’s mother, Banica Jones, said she’s not sure what to make of the prosecutor’s announcement, but the only thing she can do is hold out hope that he daughter is alive.
“I just hope that all of this leads eventually to Bianca coming home. And that’s all I can put my faith in right now, is that eventually all of this is will get Bianca home, and that’s all I really want,” she told WWJ’s Ron Dewey.
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