At 4:30p.m. little Zyia was reported missing. Responding to a call, the Detroit Police Department first searched the grandmother’s home, and then the surrounding neighborhood. But their efforts were stalled while the Detroit Police Department tried to locate a cadaver dog to assist in the search, the cadaver dog eventually located the little girl in a closet under a pile of clothes, some type of metal box and other items.
Turner’s grandmother, Bridget Elam, says she thinks her granddaughter’s death was a terrible accident. She said that her son, who is being questioned by the police, did nothing wrong.
“My son who was watching them, he has helped raise all his nieces and nephews. He would never do anything to them,” said Elam.
Pictured: Bridget Elam’s Home
Zyia’s funeral was held at ‘Christ Resurrection Missionary Baptist Church’ in Detroit (MI.) Her Mother collapsed as pallbearers rolled a pink casket carrying her daughter’s body out of the church.
An autopsy is ongoing at the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office. WDIV says toxicology reports could take weeks to complete.
I’ve looked for an undate on any suspects and couldn’t find any articles so as far as i’m concerned, this case is still under investigation.