AMBER Alert still active for 4-year-old girl

Posted at 2:34 PM, Feb 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-20 23:04:48-05

An AMBER Alert is still active for 4-year-old Savannah Walker, and police are also looking for 33-year-old Marcus Hightower as a person of interest.

Two bodies were found in an abandoned home around 5 a.m. Saturday and it is believed that they are the bodies of Savannah and her mother, Heidi. Though police found the bodies, they are making sure the public knows the AMBER Alert is still active.

The alert was issued just after 2 a.m. Saturday, and police recovered the back Ford Explorer Hightower was believed to be driving.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig said the investigation started Tuesday when the family of the mother and Savannah reported them missing in Livingston County. It is believed the two were taken from Howell to Detroit.

According to Craig, there were indications that something more should have been done by Livingston County and there was a communication delay.

The woman's other daughter went to the Brighton Michigan State Police post on Friday afternoon to get more help. With the information given, and a history of domestic violence with Hightower, they put out an AMBER Alert around 2 a.m. Saturday.

Craig said the bodies were found in an abandoned home on a lower level. Fire crews received the call around 5 a.m.

Hightower has a criminal history, and is currently out on parole for Assault with Intent to Commit Murder. He is described as a black male, 5-feet-9-inches tall weighing about 250 pounds. Anyone with information should call 911 as he is considered to be armed and dangerous.