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GUILTY MI - April Millsap, 14, Armada, 24 July 2014 #1

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  1. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Teen's body found in wooded area of Armada

    Victim is 14-year-old April Millsap


    Published On: Jul 24 2014 11:31:08 PM EDT Updated 32 m

    VILLAGE OF ARMADA, Mich. -
    Police have identified a 14-year-old girl who was found dead in a wooded area of Armada.

    April Dawn Millsap's body was found Thursday in a drainage ditch in the area of Fulton and Depot roads.

    Armada Police Chief Howard Smith said Millsap had left her house to walk the dog, but when she didn't return about an hour later, her parents called police...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/womans-body-found-on-edge-of-village-of-armada/27141128
     
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    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    July 25, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Van, backpack sought by police after female body found in Armada woods

    Tony Briscoe and Mark Hicks/The Detroit News

    Armada — Authorities are searching for a backpack, clothing as well as a gray van as part of their investigating into a possible homicide of a female found in a wooded area on the border with the Village of Armada.

    A person walking in the area of Fulton and Depot roads at 8:25 p.m. Thursday reported the body of a female in woods adjacent to a residential area. Macomb County Medical Examiner's Office officials said Friday that the female was unidentified.

    Police were investigating if the body was related to one of two missing person cases in the area, Armada Police Chief Howard Smith said. The first was reported in Washington Township in the last three days; the other involved an Armada youth who didn't return home Thursday evening, he said...

    From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140725/METRO03/307250041#ixzz38VlS805Q
     
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    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Police ID 14-Year-Old Girl Found Murdered Along Armada Nature Trail

    July 25, 2014 3:08 PM

    ARMADA (WWJ) - Police in northern Macomb County have confirmed a body found in a wooded area near a nature trail is that of a missing 14-year-old Armada girl — and that she was murdered.

    Armada Police Chief Howard Smith said April Dawn Millsap’s mother reported her missing after the teen didn’t return home from walking her dog, which she does nearly every night.

    April’s body was discovered along the Macomb Orchard Trail around 8:25 p.m. Thursday near Fulton and Depot roads, north of 33 Mile Road in Armada.

    Her identity was confirmed the following day...

    http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2014/07...irl-found-murdered-along-armada-nature-trail/
     
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    http://www.theoaklandpress.com/gene...ion-with-womans-body-found-in-armada-township

     
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    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/womans-body-found-on-edge-of-village-of-armada/27141128

    :(

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  6. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Video isn't available yet, but WDIV, Channel 4 reports since 4:00 this afternoon have included interviews with others who have reported seeing the "box van" in the vicinity of the walking path. One woman called it a "white" van, and in photos/video that I've seen, the van looks more like "dirty white" than "gray". Another individual who was interviewed has submitted a license plate number for the van. Hopefully, these leads will help investigators locate the suspect vehicle quickly. For updates throughout the evening, I recommend www.clickondetroit.com and/or http://www.detroitnews.com/.
     
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    Poor April. :rose:

    I'm sorry this happened to you sweetie. I hope they catch whatever monster did this to you right away.

    Prayers going up for her family and friends and her poor loyal dog. I hope someone is holding that puppy tonight.

    :rose:
     
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    ArianeEmory I know the pieces fit

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    What's the name of the other missing person in that area? Do they have a thread?
     
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    The van maybe a red herring. I'm thinking this is a case of someone known to the girl. She walked that same path almost every evening. LE says she was not sexually assaulted. Her dog stayed with her. The killer likely was known to the dog also, no mention of blood from the dog biting anyone. This link has a video of the path she was walking on, it is not made for cars. It is very over grown on the edges of the path where someone could hide.
    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/womans-body-found-on-edge-of-village-of-armada/27141128
     
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    ArianeEmory I know the pieces fit

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    No, read the last paragraph in post #2, it implies police thought the body could belong to one of TWO very recent missing persons reports so I'm wondering if there's another victim in the area. The problem is, I can't find that paragraph in the article linked in post 2 so I don't know if the other person was found. Maybe the article was edited?
     
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    In one of the reports about April, there was mention of a missing young woman from Washington that is in Macomb County, southwest of Armada. I hadn't heard about the case, haven't found details about it, and there doesn't appear to be a thread.

    Jessica Heeringa went missing on the west side of the state along Lake Michigan. Armada and Washington are much farther east.
     
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    One of the people who was interviewed on WDIV got the license plate number of a vehicle that was actually driving on the path. She has contacted authorities with the information. Not all the video reports appear in Channel 4 articles on the www.clickondetroit.com website.
     
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    Police identify body of Armada teen

    By Macomb Daily staff reports

    Posted: 07/24/14, 11:14 PM EDT | Updated: 38 secs ago

    Authorities have identified a female whose body was found Thursday night on the Macomb Orchard Trail in northern Macomb County as April Millsap, 14, of Armada.

    She was reported missing around 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Her parents told investigators she would walk the family dog along the trail regularly around 5 p.m. many days. When she didn’t return home doing so Thursday evening, they became worried and called police...

    http://www.macombdaily.com/general-news/20140724/police-identify-body-of-armada-teen

    Note: The Macomb Daily is likely to be a good resource as it is specific to the county where Armada is located. Oakland Press and Royal Oak Tribune are part of the same local news organization and frequently have similar content.
     
  15. Guinevere

    Guinevere "We are blessed and cursed by our times"

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    Wow! So Sad she was so young :( Another incident close to home and I have many friends in that area. I'm sure the town will not be at peace until this is solved. RIP April <3
     
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    This is so sad. Her poor family. She is just 14 years old.

    Wow someone got the license plate! TG
     
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    April's walk usually only took 30 minutes. Also now LE is looking for a motorcycle.

    Police are searching for a large gray box van that was occupied by two white males. Detectives are also seeking information on a blue and white "small cc motorcycle" after receiving tips. According to a news release, the motorcycle is . The tips indicated a young male rider wearing a black helmet was seen riding on the trail around the time April was killed.

    Anyone with information is urged to call state police at 877-616-4677.

    http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/na...r-she-disappeared-while-walking-dog/13206245/
     
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    There is a donation site set to help April's family. I'll assume that this is for funeral expenses. Please keep April's family in your thoughts and prayers. There is going to be a prayer vigil this evening at the Catholic church that April attended.
     
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    Is there a lake in the area? Is that why she was in a draingage ditch?

    Small town of 2000 people, hoping someone knows something.
     
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