Volunteer search ends for missing Detroit girl

Published On: Dec 12 2011 09:59:34 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 12 2011 10:05:51 AM EST
Bianca Lilly Jones
DETROIT -

An effort using hundreds of volunteers to search for a 2-year-old Detroit girl reportedly taken in a carjacking has been suspended.

Police say about 138 volunteers searched Sunday for Bianca Jones. In all, around 1,100 people over seven days helped city and state police, Detroit firefighters and the FBI search abandoned houses, fields and alleys in neighborhoods.

D'Andre Lane told police Bianca was in a rear car seat when the vehicle was taken at gunpoint Dec. 2. The car was found a short time later, but the girl wasn't in it.

Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee has said "the authenticity and credibility of the original version of events" are "under intense scrutiny" from detectives.

In an interview with Local 4, Lane said he has answering all of the questions police have been asking him.

"All this stuff that's going on, there's a lot of speculation and things being said in the media and people thinking what they want to think," he said. "I mean, the truth will come out. I'm not worried about all that. All I'm worried about is my baby coming home and I'm cooperating with police in every aspect of the investigation. Anything they need from me they just need to get in contact with us and we'll be there."


Police have said they were looking into the truth behind Lane's story. He's said he's "done nothing wrong" in the case.

Police may resume the volunteer search later. Investigators are asking for the public to remain alert.