Autopsy planned on body of abducted Detroit boy, all suspects in custody
DETROIT (WJBK) - A cause of death could be determined Friday for a 13-year-old Detroit boy who was abducted while riding a bike along a city street. The Wayne County medical examiner's office is scheduled to perform an autopsy on the body of Deontae Mitchell, which was found Thursday in a vacant lot.
Deontae disappeared Tuesday night while riding bikes with a cousin, who told police that Deontae had picked up money dropped by a man who was urinating outside a market.
Video shows Deontae being pursued by a man who grabbed the boy by his arm and forced him into a car. Police believe that man was 45-year-old Gregory Walker, who was arrested Thursday with a woman at a hotel in Toledo, Ohio.
Detroit police were looking for two additional suspects, Ernest Coleman and Roy Portis. Coleman was arrested Thursday and Portis was arrested Friday morning. Authorities have not said how they believe the individuals are connected to the investigation.
Mayor Duggan earlier on Friday released this statement on the case:
"I want to express my most heartfelt condolences to the family of young Deontae Mitchell. No child, no family should have to experience such an unspeakable tragedy. Our city has endured the loss of too many of our children as a result of senseless violence and it has to stop. The incomprehensible circumstances of Deontae's death make it even more painful for this community. Detroiters will do what we always do and wrap our arms around this grieving family."
This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 2 for updates.
UPDATE 1:20PM: The autopsy has been completed
The Associated Press contributed to this report.