Police in Detroit confirmed they situated the physique of 2-year-old Wynter Cole Smith Wednesday on the town’s east facet, bringing a tragic finish to a days-long seek for the lacking little one.
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The Two-Year-Old’s Father Speaks Out Alongside Police
The little one’s father, Almount Smith, has spoken out, per the Detroit Free Press.
“…no good news… She was found.”
Additionally, Lansing Police Chief Ellery Sosebee has shared that authorities’ “hearts are with the family of Wynter Cole Smith.”
“Our hearts are with the family of Wynter Cole Smith. We saw a tremendous amount of support for this family… I promise that the family will get the justice they deserve.”
Wynter went lacking Sunday (Jul. 2) after her mom’s ex-boyfriend, Rashad Trice, 26, stabbed her mother earlier that night, the outlet reviews. Trice has remained in police custody since being arrested early Monday.
The little one’s mom suffered non-life-threatening accidents and has already been discharged from the hospital.
Authorities Joined By Volunteers In Search For Wynter, Police Say It’s Now A Homicide Investigation
Meanwhile, authorities had been joined by dozens of volunteers as they combed via wooded areas and roadway shoulders alongside the Interstate 496 overpass close to the Red Cedar River, in addition to U.S. 127, on Wednesday, per the Lansing State Journal.
Wynter’s physique was found round 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, in line with authorities.
“At approximately 6:50 p.m. this evening, the body of Wynter Cole Smith was recovered by FBI agents, this is not the outcome that we were hoping for,” Sosebee stated throughout an look at Lansing City Hall as per Fox 2 Detroit.
Additionally, Sosebee defined the investigation had turn into a murder case after discovering Wynter’s physique.
However, authorities haven’t charged Trice with Wynter’s homicide as of Thursday. They initially arrested him on prices of legal sexual conduct, dwelling invasion, illegal imprisonment, and home violence, the Detroit Free Press reviews.
Tragic Update: on Monday Michigan residents acquired an Amber Alert round 2:30 AM when repeat offender Rashad Trice violently beat his ex girlfriend and kidnapped her two yr previous daughter Wynter Smith from her Lansing condo.
Trice was caught and apprehended however the lady… pic.twitter.com/zCGn8LjxjS
— 🇺🇸Travis🇺🇸 (@Travis_in_Flint) July 6, 2023
Murder Charges Pending Against Wynter’s Mother’s Ex-Boyfriend
Meanwhile, Sosebee added that native police are coordinating with prosecutors to organize the potential homicide prices in opposition to Trice.
Authorities say Trice left with the kid from her Lansing dwelling after reportedly stabbing the toddler’s mom on Sunday.
Police issued an Amber Alert after he reportedly fled to close by Detroit with Wynter, in line with the Detroit Free Press. Law enforcement finally arrested Trice in St. Clair Shores. However, the kid was not with him on the time of his arrest.
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