Medical examiner: Body ID'd as Deontae Mitchell

Posted at 9:13 AM, Jun 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-03 06:04:55-04

The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the body found in a field this morning as that of 13-year-old Deontae Mitchell. 

Detroit police say the abduction of Deontae was over about $75.

New details of the investigation allege 45-year-old Gregory Walker put Deontae in his car after the 13-year-old and his cousin picked up the money that was dropped by a man outside of Nino's Market Tuesday night. 

Walker, police say, then picked up his girlfriend and drove around with Deontae searching for the cousin.  At some point during the night, the suspect allegedly dropped his girlfriend off. 

Witnesses told police the suspect appeared drunk and was waving his gun around. Later in the evening, police say another person drove both Walker and his girlfriend to Toledo where they were found and arrested this morning. 

DPD Chief James Craig said Deontae was kidnapped by 11:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Craig says surveillance video shows the abduction.

At a news conference Thursday morning, police say they are now searching for two additional suspects in the case.

If you have any information regarding this incident, you're asked to call police immediately.