UPDATE: Detroit police say a 5-year-old girl who was reported missing overnight by her mother is safe, but now they’re trying to piece together some more details in the case.
WWJ City Beat Reporter Vickie Thomas, reporting from the Sixth Precinct where Iyana Oldham was dropped off, says a woman who identified herself as the suspect’s cousin, disputes the story the child’s mother told police.READ MORE: As Eviction Moratorium Expires, Thousands Of Metro-Detroiters Seek Help
“It was all a lie,” the woman said.
Why do you say that?” Thomas asked.
“Cause it was, it was. She lied. She was mad. She lied.”
“Why is she mad?” Thomas responded.
“Because she want him and she can’t have him. You know how some women get salty over men. She salty.”READ MORE: U.K. Opens Travel To Vaccinated Americans
The woman went on to say that the suspect, 33-year-old Desmond Johnson, who is not Iyana’s father, threw a party for the little girl.
At the time, Iyana and her mother were inside the 6th precinct. The FBI is now involved in the case, and authorities are still looking for Johnson.
DETROIT (WWJ) – An Amber Alert has been issued for a 5-year-old Detroit girl, and police say the suspect has threatened to kill the child.
The suspect has been identified as 33-year-old Desmond Johnson, the ex-boyfriend of the child’s mother.
Iyana Oldham was last seen around 12:15 a.m. Monday. She was wearing a dress; the top is white like a tank top and the bottom of the dress is white with black polka dots.
Johnson is 6’1″, weighs 160 pounds and has a tattoo picture of a sun on his left arm, with the word kimora inside of it. He was last seen wearing a blue, orange and white baseball cap, black jacket, blue jeans, and black Nike tennis shoes with green laces. He was driving an older model blue Trailblazer with gold trim.MORE NEWS: Northbound I-75 Closed At I-696 In Madison Heights For Pavement Repairs
Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit police or 911 immediately.