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Police seek 3rd suspect in fatal abduction of 13-year-old Detroit boy Deontae Mitchell

2 men in custody

DETROIT – Detroit police have arrested two of three men wanted in connection to the abduction of 13-year-old Deontae Mitchell. 

Mitchell was abducted Tuesday night on the city's east side, police said. An Amber Alert was issued for him Wednesday morning. He was found dead in a field Thursday morning. Family members identified his body. 

More: Family positively identifies body

A 45-year-old man, Gregory Walker, was arrested in connection to the abduction Thursday in Toledo, Ohio

Story: Suspect in abduction of missing Detroit teen arrested in Ohio

Police then announced they were looking for two more men: 30-year-old Ernest Coleman and 51-year-old Roy Portis. Coleman was taken into custody Thursday afternoon. Portis remains at-large.

Portis is described as a black man standing about 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighing about 180 pounds. 

"We are talking about a defenseless child, an adult male armed with a gun, another coward preying on children," said Detroit Police Chief James Craig. 

Anyone with information on Portis' whereabouts needs to call Crime Stoppers at 800-SPEAK-UP. 

What happened

It's unclear what a motive for abducting Deontae Mitchell may have been. Police have not said anything about why these suspects would have grabbed the 13-year-old. Craig said it remains an active investigation. 

Mitchell's cousin originally told police they were riding their bikes near Nino's Market when they saw a drunk man urinating outside. The man dropped some money and Mitchell picked it up, according to his cousin. Mitchell then was grabbed by a man, who was armed with a gun, and put in the back of a Chevrolet Impala. 

UPDATE: Family positively identifies body found in Detroit field as Deontae Mitchell


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