Police search for missing Detroit mother after her child was found wandering alone

Posted at 10:40 PM, Dec 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-16 06:54:59-05

A Detroit family is desperate for answers after a young mother goes missing.

Nicole Smith, 33, was last seen on Sunday with her 1-year-old son, Isaiah. Isaiah was found wandering by himself on Monday, but Smith is still missing as of Thursday.

"I don't think she would walk away from her baby, that's not Nicole,” said Melanie Hunt, Nicole Smith’s older sister.

Hunt is worried about where her sister is and believes she is in danger. She thinks it is possible her sister is being held against her will.

Hunt said on Sunday, their grandfather was going to take Smith home around 5 p.m., but she was already gone.

"He said when he looked outside for the footprints, it went to the curb, apparently someone picked her up, who picked her up, we don't know,” said Hunt.

The very next day, Smith’s son Isaiah was found wandering, the police were called, but Smith did not turn up.

"For them to just find Isaiah walking around outside, by himself, with no one with him, that, no,” said Hunt.

Smith also has some medical issues that have her family concerned. She suffers from seizures and she’s had a stroke. Hunt keeps envisioning the worst.

"Maybe the person doesn't understand that she's probably having a seizure and they're scared and they don't know what to do,” said Hunt.

Hunt and her grandparents have continually tried to call Nicole, but the phone keeps going to voicemail.

"I can't stop crying, I'm freaking out, I just want my sister home, I want her found, I want her safe,” said Hunt.

According to Hunt, her family just wants Nicole to be home safe, no questions asked. They’re asking the people with her to drop her off at police station or a hospital. If you have any information about Nicole Smith, call Detroit Police or Crime Stoppers 1-(800)-SPEAK-UP.