DETROIT (FOX 2) - Detroit police are looking for help identifying a suspect who abducted a 9-year-old girl and raped her Sunday. The male suspect was driving a white or gray, 2015-2021 Jeep Renegade. DPD released a photo of the vehicle Tuesday.
Police initially said the girl left her Farmington Hills home, walked for two hours, and got lost in Detroit, where a man asked if she needed help and picked her up. However, police said Wednesday morning that they now believe the girl was taken in Farmington Hills.
Police will provide an update Wednesday during a press conference. FOX 2 will stream it live at noon.
The young girl had told police she got into the suspect's car and quickly realized he was driving in the wrong direction. She was unable to get out of the car and was taken to an unknown home. She was taken inside and assaulted in a house in the area of Berg and Trojan on the west side.
The suspect left the room and the girl was able to escape. As the girl was walking, a good Samaritan stopped her and they called 911.
Detroit police contacted Farmington Hills police, who had a missing report out on the girl. The girl was taken to Children's Hospital.
Suspect photo courtesy of Detroit police.
If you have info on this crime, contact Detroit police at 313-596-2250 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.