1 In Custody After Missing Flint Mom Found Dead

ASH TOWNSHIP (WWJ/AP) – One person is in custody in connection with the death of a Flint woman whose body was found in a roadside ditch.

The victim was positively identified on Tuesday as Tanisha Colton, a 27-year-old mother of three, after her body was spotted in Monroe County’s Ash Township the day before

Ash Township is about 30 miles southwest of Detroit and is about 80 miles from Flint.

State police say the death is being treated as a homicide but the person in custody hasn’t been charged. The suspect’s name was not immediately released.

Family and friends had been searching Genesee County more than two weeks for Colton, who police said was last seen leaving work on March 13.

An autopsy was planned.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call state police at 734-242-3500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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