Lansing, MI — Authorities in Michigan are frantically searching for a missing two-year-old girl who was taken from her home by her mother’s ex-boyfriend.
Officials say they responded to the family’s home in Lansing on Sunday night after the mother reported that her ex-boyfriend stabbed her and took one of her children.
The mother told authorities that her ex-boyfriend 26-year-old Rashad Trice arrived at the home and began threatening to harm her and one of her children.
At some point during the altercation, Trice then stabbed the mother.
The mother managed to escape from the apartment and ran to a neighbor’s home to contact the police, but when she went back to her apartment, she noticed her car was gone and so was her two-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.
The one-year-old son that the exes shared remained unharmed in the apartment.
The mother was taken to an area hospital where she is now in stable condition.
Authorities were able to track down Trice and the mother’s vehicle down in St Clair after an officer in that district received an Amber Alert and saw the vehicle around 4:45 a.m.
While Trice was taken into custody, the two-year-old girl remains missing.
Investigators say the child was last seen with Trice in the stolen vehicle between 11:30 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. on the south side of Lansing. They are unsure, however, what happened to the child after that.
Officials released a map showing the route they believed Trice had taken with the child. Several agencies, including the FBI, have joined in the search. They are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to her discovery.
The two-year-old’s father Ajay Smith, a football player at the University of Tennessee, has also been searching for his daughter. Smith told reporters has not been able to sleep since he heard his daughter was missing.
Lansing Police Department is asking anyone who believes they have anyone with information about the child’s disappearance to call them at 517-483-4600. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 517-483-7867 or the public can call the FBI’s Toll-Free tipline at 1-800-CALL-FBI.