Endangered Missing Advisory issued for 2-year-old taken by non-custodial father in River Rouge

2-year-old Denver Statton missing from home in River Rouge

RIVER ROUGE, Mich. – Police in River Rouge are searching for 2-year-old Denver Statton after he was taken by his non-custodial father Monday morning.

UPDATERiver Rouge police say missing 2-year-old taken by non-custodial father found safe

Police say the non-custodial father, Steven Miracle, was visiting his son at a home on Pine Street and spent the night. 

Monday morning, Miracle left with the child and stole a car from the residence.

The car is 2001 silver Ford Taurus with the license plate number DND5072.

At this time, police are not issuing an AMBER Alert because there were no direct threats made to harm the child. This is also not considered an abduction, because the non-custodial father was an invited member of the home.

Due to the nature of the relationship and age of child, an Endangered Missing Advisory has been issued.

Denver Statton is described as:

Height:  3'00"
Weight: 47 lbs       
Hair Color:  Blond
Eye Color:  Blue            
Race:  White
Clothing:  Last seen wearing a tan Carhart

If you have information about their whereabouts, call 911.

About the Authors:

Koco joined the Local 4 News team in September of 2016. She was born and raised in Metro Detroit, attended Central Michigan University, and previously worked at WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids.

Ken Haddad is the digital content and audience manager for WDIV / ClickOnDetroit.com. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013. He enjoys suffering through Lions games on Sundays in the fall.