Outpouring of emotion felt at vigil for Deontae Mitchell
DETROIT (WJBK) -
It's the news a Detroit family prayed they wouldn't hear. Deontae Mitchell, abducted at gunpoint Tuesday night, has been found dead in a field on the city's east side.
The man who is accused of killing him, Gregory Walker, was tracked down by his cell phone signal at the Days Inn in Toledo.
He was taken into custody along with a female companion. Later in the day a man named Earnest Coleman was also arrested at his home. A third suspect, identified as 51-year-old Roy Portis, is still at large.
A vigil was held at Nino's Market where the abduction occurred but two memorials have been created. One, at the empty field on the east side where Deontae's body was discovered earlier on Thursday. A second at Nino's Market at Buckingham and Warren, the store where Deontae was abducted.
Just hours after his 13-year-old body was discovered on a grassy field on Detroit's east side, a vigil was held in memory of Deontae Mitchell.
Many people from all walks of life, young and old alike, jammed the parking lot of Nino's Market on east Warren.
Just hours before this vigil, Crystal Mitchell's family members had gathered at the Wayne county morgue to positively identify her son.
FOX 2: "Does this help a little bit?"
"Yes it does," said Deontae's mother, Crystal Mitchell. "Every little bit helps."