Relative makes claim in missing Detroit girl case

15-year-old says he was with father on morning girl went missing

Bianca Lilly Jones
Bianca Lilly Jones

DETROIT – The 15-year-old nephew of missing 2-year-old Bianca Jones' father, Dandre Lane, said he was with Lane the morning Bianca went missing.

Treveon Lane said he was with his uncle Dandre Lane, Bianca and two other children the night before and the morning when Bianca was reported missing by her father. Treveon Lane said he had just met Bianca earlier that week. He said the FBI, not the police, confronted him with questions about the case.

"(Bianca) was good. She was normal," Treveon Lane said. "My uncle carried her to the car, and my little cousin buckled her up. She was awake."

Dandre Lane has told police that he was carjacked at gunpoint the morning of Dec. 2. Bianca was in the car and was taken by carjackers, Lane told police. Treveon Lane said his uncle took him home at 8 a.m. that morning. At 9:55 a.m., Dandre Lane called 911 to report the carjacking and that his daughter Bianca had been taken.

On Monday, sources told the Local 4 there was evidence Bianca would not be found alive.

Sources said investigators have searched Dandre Lane's home on Mitchell Street with cadaver dogs, which did return a positive hit for signs of decomposition. Although the little girl is still missing, sources said the search for her has turned from a rescue to a recovery effort.

Organized police and volunteer efforts ended Sunday. More than 1,000 people had searched abandoned houses, fields and alleys in neighborhood.