The Latest: 2nd suspect arrested in Detroit boy's abduction

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Posted: Jun 02, 2016 4:17 PM
The Latest: 2nd suspect arrested in Detroit boy's abduction

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the discovery of a young boy's body in Detroit and the arrest of a suspect found in Ohio (all times local):

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4:20 p.m.

Police say a second suspect wanted in the abduction of a 13-year-old Detroit boy has been arrested.

Officer Jennifer Moreno says the 30-year-old man was taken into custody Thursday at his Detroit home but has not been charged. A 51-year-old man still is being sought.

Deontae Mitchell's body was found Thursday morning in a vacant lot on the city's east side. He disappeared Tuesday night while riding bikes with a cousin, who told police that Deontae had picked up money dropped by a man who was urinating outside a market.

Video shows Deontae being pursued by a man who grabbed the boy by his arm and forced him into a car.

Police believe that man was 45-year-old Gregory Walker who was arrested Thursday with a woman in Toledo, Ohio. No charges have been filed.

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2:45 p.m.

A body found in an overgrown vacant lot on Detroit's east side has been identified as a 13-year-old boy abducted two days ago from a city street.

The Wayne County medical examiner's office says Deontae Mitchell's mother made the identification Thursday afternoon.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday to determine how he died.

Deontae's cousin told police they were riding bikes Tuesday night when they saw a man drop money while urinating outside a market. The cousin said Deontae picked up the money and they rode away.

Surveillance video shows Deontae being pursued by a man who grabbed his arm and forced him into a car. The chief suspect, Gregory Walker, has been arrested in Toledo, Ohio.

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12:25 p.m.

Police are combing through knee-high weeds and grass behind a vacant building in Detroit where a boy's body was discovered.

The body was found Thursday, and authorities are trying to determine if it's 13-year-old Deontae Mitchell, who was forced off his bike Tuesday night.

About three dozen people gathered at the scene, some forming a circle to pray.

Madgrine Jones says she doesn't know the family but has children. The 35-year-old cried, saying "it's just too much" when kids are being killed.

The chief suspect was arrested Thursday in Toledo, Ohio.

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10:25 a.m.

Police say the body of a young boy has been found in Detroit, two days after a 13-year-old was abducted.

Chief James Craig says the medical examiner will determine if it's the body of Deontae Mitchell. But at the same news conference Thursday, he offered his prayers to the boy's family.

Craig called it a "horrific crime."

Deontae's cousin told police they were riding bikes Tuesday night when they saw a man drop money while urinating outside a market. The cousin said Deontae picked up the money and they rode away.

Surveillance video shows Deontae being pursued by a man who grabbed his arm and forced him into a car. The chief suspect, Gregory Walker, has been arrested in Toledo, Ohio.

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9:40 a.m.

Police say a 45-year-old man suspected in the abduction of a 13-year-old boy who was snatched outside a Detroit neighborhood market has been arrested in Ohio.

Michigan State Police Lt. Calvin Hart on Thursday morning confirmed the arrest of Gregory Walker of Detroit, but didn't have details about where he was found.

Investigators cordoned off a crime scene on Detroit's east side, but details weren't immediately released.

Police say Deontae Mitchell's cousin told police they were riding bikes Tuesday night when they saw an apparently drunken man drop money while urinating outside the market. The cousin said Deontae picked up the money and they rode away.

Surveillance video shows Deontae being pursued by a man police believe to be Walker, grabbed by his arm and forced into a car.