STERLING HEIGHTS, MI – UPDATE: On August 4th, 2016 we received a call from the child’s grandmother who wanted to fill in details of this incident.
The father and his family went to the Sterling Heights Police Department after Gina K Reid had posted to Facebook her plea for help in locating her daughter. Reid’s post went viral and was shared some 3,500 times throughout southeast Michigan. A detective with the police department has become involved to assist in getting the matter resolved. The father of the child, Michael Hildreth, is also cooperating with authorities in the matter.
Gina Reid was supposed to delete the post on Facebook but has yet to do so. Information that she posted is said to be inaccurate. The child is safe.
All of the information in the article published on MI Headlines was derived from the public post that Gina Reid had placed on Facebook.
When a plea for help is put out to the public, especially in cases of missing children, and the information from that person is found to be inaccurate, those who worked to help will now think much harder before they will again share information.
A father and his young daughter have gone missing from the Sterling Heights area.
The two-year-old’s mother, Gina K Reid, posted the following to Facebook:
“Please, if anyone knows about my daughter’s whereabouts, please contact me ASAP at 586-625-6989.
Her name is Zharia Hildreth. She was last seen on Saal Rd, Sterling Heights, MI on Tuesday morning with her dad, Michael Hildreth, who is also missing.
She is only two-years-old. Please, if you have any information on where my baby is. Anything will help !
I am begging you to please bring her back to me or to take her to the police.”
Reid stated that she did contact the police but said they would not help her. Authorities believe this a custody issue even when the mother told them the child is in danger. Gina Reid was told to call child services.
It is unknown the make and model of the vehicle or license plate number of the car they may be traveling in. Michael Hildreth took the little girl from his parents home and they do not know where he is. Reid also stated that Hildreth’s parents are not taking calls from her and they are not cooperating with the police as far as telling them where the child could be. They keep saying they do not know.
The two remain missing as of 8:15 p.m. on August 3rd, 2016.
Name: MICHAEL AL HILDRETH
Racial Identification: Black
Height: 5′ 7″
Weight: 160 lbs.
If you or someone you know of has information pertaining to this incident, please call 911 immediately.
You are asked to share this information on social media to help bring Zharia Hildreth home safely.