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Amber Alert: 3-year-old boy found safe; police still searching for suspect

Police search for suspect

DETROITUPDATE: Amber Alert Lifted: Missing 3-year-old found safe; suspect in custody

An Amber Alert was issued Thursday for a 3-year-old boy who is missing from his home on Detroit's west side.

Marvie Gardner was last seen at the home in 19300 block of Winston Street. 

Police are searching for 19-year-old Michael Lee Grayson. Police said he may have been driving a purple Plymouth Voyager with Michigan license plate CMB 3125. The vehicle was found on Detroit's west side.

What happened

The Amber Alert was issued at about 10 a.m.

Marvie's mother, Latoya Spears, woke up at 5:30 a.m. and noticed her son was gone. She told police she had friends over the previous evening which included Grayson and his wife.

Spears told police that after she went to bed, Grayson and his wife got into an argument and she left the home with their son. In retaliation, Grayson allegedly took Marvie for ransom.

The boy's mother found a note from the suspected kidnapper. The note reads:

Get my baby!! Will Contact. Done Play'n Let's Play"

Police seek man and vehicle

Police said Grayson may have been driving a purple Plymouth Voyager with Michigan license plate CMB 3125. The vehicle was found on Detroit's west side.

The Voyager was stolen from a neighbor's house, according to police.

Mother pleads for boy's safe return

Police update situation

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or Detroit police at 313-596-5640.

Stay with Local 4 and ClickonDetroit.com for updates to this developing story.


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