Missing girl, 16, found dead in Kalamazoo was missing shoe: police

Police say a 16-year-old girl whose body was found over the weekend in a wooded area of southwestern Michigan was missing a shoe.

The body of Mujey Dumbuya was found Sunday in Kalamazoo, and one of her pink tennis shoes was missing. Her cause of death wasn't given, and police say they're investigating this as a homicide. 

Police say she was reported as a runaway January 25 in Grand Rapids, about 50 miles away. Family members say, however, that she was reported as missing -- not as a runway -- after she left for the bus a day earlier and didn't show up at school.

Police found her body after it was spotted by two people out for a walk. 

Anyone who may have information is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

The Associated Press contributed to this report