HAZEL PARK (WWJ) – Authorities say an 11-year-old girl who vanished overnight and was feared to be with an older man she met online has been found safe.
Skye Miller-Lewis was reunited with her family Thursday morning after she was reported missing the night before from her home on Hazelwood, between Woodward Heights and 9 Mile Road in Hazel Park.READ MORE: ACLU Sues Michigan State Police, Claims Racial Profiling, Black Drivers Pulled Over More
Tiffany Miller, the girl’s mother, told WWJ she had feared the worst — that her daughter may have been taken by someone she met on the internet, because a search of her tablet showed she was apparently chatting with an older man. But as it turns out, Skye apparently left the home after having a fight with her mother.
Miller said her daughter waited for the perfect opportunity to leave her home and then started walking on Jarvis street, nearly a mile away. A man sitting on his porch saw Skye walking around 1 a.m. Thursday and called her over, Miller said. The man, a father himself, invited the girl in and allowed her to play video games. When Skye fell asleep, the man brought her back home, according to Miller.
That man is now talking with police.MORE NEWS: Here's A List Of Bills Gov. Whitmer Signed Into Law Thursday
An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact police at 248-542-6161.