DETROIT, MI – An Amber Alert had been issued for an 11-month-old Detroit girl and police were asking for everyone’s help to locate her.
Savanna Wreford, a black female, 11 month old child, was last seen wearing a pink and gray coat, gray leggings and pink shoes. Savannah suffers from sickle-cell anemia and had been without her medication.
She was last seen with her biological non-custodial mother, Markita (Marquita ?) Dupree, who is described as a black female, 33-years-old, 5ft 4, 115 lbs,, black hair, brown eyes, dark complexion. She was wearing a pink hooded sweatshirt with a black jacket, blue jeans and black boots.
The two were last seen on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016, at approximately 3:00 p.m. in the area of Moross Road and Sanilac Street near I-94 in Detroit when the AMBER Alert was issued.
The child was forcibly taken from her foster parents.
Markita Dupree is said to have mental health issues.
There was no known suspect vehicle at that time. However, the suspect stated that she planned on leaving Detroit. The mother has been arrested on Detroit’s east side.
When is an AMBER Alert issued?
An AMBER Alert is a rapid notification system to alert the public and solicit their assistance when a child has been abducted and is facing grave danger. The U.S. Department of Justice recommends the following criteria for issuing an AMBER Alert: 1) There is reasonable belief by law enforcement an abduction has occurred; 2) The abduction is of a child age 17 years or younger; 3) The law-enforcement agency believes the child is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death; 4) There is enough descriptive information about the victim and abduction for law enforcement to issue an AMBER Alert to assist in the recovery of the child.