State police: 2 men arrested in raid not connected to Armada teen's murder

Wales Township men face drug charges

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The FBI was executing a search warrant July 30, 2014 at a house in rural Wales Township. Two men were arrested and later arraigned on drug charges.

PORT HURON, Mich - Michigan State Police say two men arrested during a raid at a Wales Township home on Wednesday are not  connected to the murder of a 14-year-old Armada girl.

James Bernard Vancallis, 66, and his son James Donald Vancallis, 32, were arraigned Friday morning on controlled substance and manufacturing marijuana charges. They were arrested when the FBI and state police executed a search warrant at their home in the Goodells area of Wales Township.

-- James Bernard Vancallis and his son James Donald Vancallis

Both men received $75,000 bonds and are scheduled to appear in court Aug. 12.

Police said the search was connected to the investigation into April Millsap's murder. However, Lt. Michael Shaw said that's not the case now.

The teen was found dead July 24 in a drainage ditch in Armada. Two joggers noticed the girl's border collie by a trail and followed it to Millsap's body.

An autopsy confirmed that Millsap was killed, but Armada Police Chief Howard Smith declined comment on how she died, other than that she was neither shot nor stabbed.

No other arrests have been made in this case. Police did release a sketch of a person of interest who they want to talk to regarding Millsap's murder.

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State police were seeking information on a motorcycle that may have been in the area at the time of the killing.

They were looking for a van but have ruled it out.

On Friday, state police were searching Omo Lake. Millsap's body was found near the lake.

View images: Michigan State Police dredge Omo Lake

Here is the sketch of the person of interest:

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