DETROIT, MI – Detroit Police are asking for assistance from the public in locating a missing 13-year-old boy who is possibly a victim of a kidnapping. He is listed as a Very Serious Missing Person. An Amber Alert has been issued for Deontae Mitchell.
Deontae Mitchell was last seen in the 15900 block of E. Warren on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016, at about 10:30 p.m. Mitchell was reported missing at 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016. The Amber Alert was issued at 9:00 a.m.
Deontae Mitchell is a 13-year-old black male, 4′-11″, 86 lbs., medium brown complexion, with hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a lime green Nautica shirt with gray jogging pants and black gym shoes.
The victim’s cousin stated that he was with Deonate at 10:30 p.m. at Nino’s Market located at 15901 E. Warren. Both were on their bicycles. The cousin also stated that a drunk man dropped some money while urinating outside the market. The cousin told police that Deontae Mitchell picked up the money and they left on their bicycles.
A short time later the cousin got information that Mitchell had been grabbed by a black man in a 2002 Chevy Impala and was being held against his will. The Impala is described as having a loud muffler. No details have been given as to how the cousin came to learn that Deontae Mitchell had been abducted or how he knew about the suspect’s vehicle.
The suspect is described as:
The man might be carrying a pistol and should be considered Armed and Dangerous, police said. He may be carrying a .22 caliber pistol.
Deontae Mitchell’s mother, Crystal Mitchell, has not heard from her son and no money demands have been issued.
If anyone sees Deontae Mitchell, they are asked to please call 911 or the Detroit Police Department (313)-596-5940 or (313) 596-1616. Tips an also be left anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
Many have been complaining online that their phones have not notified them that there is an active Amber Alert. Alerts are only pushed to phones if there is vehicle information with a license plate. Currently there is no license plate information on the Chevy Impala.