Lansing investigators, in a race against time, are diligently searching for Wynter Smith, a 2-year-old who may have been abducted from her home, Your Content has learned.
Efforts to locate Wynter have expanded beyond Lansing, with authorities suspecting that she may have been taken to metro Detroit areas such as Lathrup Village, Southfield, Detroit, and St. Clair Shores.
The search includes scouring roadway shoulders, wooded areas, and organizing community searches.
Lansing Police Chief Ellery Sosebee and FBI Acting Special Agent Devin Kowalski expressed their urgent plea for information and assistance during a joint news conference, emphasizing the importance of bringing Wynter home safely.
The reward for information leading to her whereabouts has been raised to $25,000, while trained dogs, police helicopters, and aerial drones aid in the search.
The Dock Ellis Foundation, which collaborates with the family and law enforcement, has received support from over 50 individuals volunteering to assist in the search.
Swift action is crucial, and the public has shown overwhelming support for Wynter’s family, offering words of encouragement and praying for her safe return.
While Trice was apprehended in St. Clair Shores, Wynter was not found with him.
Authorities are actively seeking the public’s help and have urged anyone with information to contact the Lansing Police or Crime Stoppers.
The search continues as investigators strive to bring Wynter Smith back home, according to Detroit Free Press.