Armada Police now investigating 14-year-old's death as a murder

ARMADA, Mich. (WXYZ) - During a live news conference Friday, Armada Police say the death of a 14-year-old girl has now prompted a murder investigation.


April Millsap's body was found in a wooded area Thursday night. Joggers found her body and alerted police around 8:30 p.m.

The teenager's dog led the joggers to her body.

State Police were called to assist at the scene near Fulton and Depot roads in Armada. The scene is adjacent to a residential area.

According to police, the teenager went to walk her dog and did not return home. Family members noticed a police presence in the area and went to check it out. That's when they were notified that April's body had been found.

At this time, Michigan State Police are looking for a Long Grey Box Van that was seen in the area of the crime scene. The van is being described as a painters-style van that has dents all over it. Two white men were seen in the van.

It has not been determined what, if any role the van has in the investigation. If you were in the area in a similar type van or know someone with this type of van, you are asked to call police at 1-877-616-4677.

Stay with 7 Action News and for the latest on this developing story.

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