SOUTHGATE, MI- Amanda Marie Hilton, 31-years-old, was last seen on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2020, in Southgate. Sadly, this morning, Tuesday January 5th, 2021, her body was located in a field behind an apartment complex in Southgate. She had been shot to death.
A person of interest has been taken into custody in the death of Amanda Hilton. That person is her husband. The person who reported her missing. Ryan Hilton is cooperating with police. He has not yet been formally charged. That is expected later this week. Police state that there is no danger to the public surrounding this crime. It is an isolated incident.
The woman’s body was located in a field behind the La Colonnade Apartments located at 14560 Northline Rd in Southgate.
Amanda was last seen alive around 11:30 pm New Years Eve night. She was seen getting into a dark colored, older Ford Fusion. She was reported missing New Years night January 1st, 2021.
Amanda was a Preschool Teacher’s Assistant at Children’s Place Montessori of Brownstown. She was a mother to a young son. Amanda married Ryan Hilton in September of 2019. At this time a motive for her murder has not been revealed.
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