11 year-old Hazel Park girl recovered safely after overnight search

- An overnight search for an 11 year-old girl from Hazel Park ended early Thursday when when the girl was recovered safe and reunited with her family.

Family, friends and police were searching for Skye Miller-Lewis from late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning.

Miller-Lewis was last seen at 9 p.m. Wednesday night in her home on Hazelwood street in Hazel Park and was returned around 7 a.m. 

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"This young man here, he helped me come back home. We just thought about it. He asked me and I said i just want to go home. I said, I just miss my mom and my dad and my family who really cares about me and loves me so much. I felt that way. Mom -- oh, my god. Oh, my god," Skye said.

That young man was James Mark. He told Ryan Ermanni he was sitting on the front porch of a home when he saw the young girl walking around 1 a.m. Thursday.

"I asked if everything was okay and she started talking about some things going on in her life. I offered her a place to stay for the night because she didn't know where to go or get in contact with her parents. I told her this morning we would help look for her parents. Here we are," Mark said.
 
Skye's mother said she tucked her daughter into bed Wednesday night but realized she was gone by 10:30 p.m. The little girl had run away and her mom believes she snuck out of the house and may have been with a man she met online.

Mark said he asked the girl about calling police. She said that she didn't want to because of the situation at home.

Police have the girl's laptop and are working with the family's cell phone company in an effort to gather more information. They're also speaking with Mark at the police station about his role in locating the girl and bringing her home. 

 


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