Michigan teenage girl, 15, is found dead near high school athletic fields
A Michigan teenager has been found dead near her high school four days after she mysteriously disappeared.
Ann Arbor authorities announced Monday that they found 15-year-old Adriana Davidson’s body at around 1pm near the Pioneer High School athletic fields.
There are currently ‘no indications of foul play,’ the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook, noting that the Ann Arbor Police Department will be taking over the death investigation.
Still, Derrick Jackson, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, said there are ‘definitely some suspicious pieces to this.’
Michigan authorities on Monday afternoon found missing 15-year-old Adriana Davidson, who was last seen near an Ann Arbor high school on Jan. 27
The Washtenaw County Sheriff announced on Monday it had found Davidson’s body near the high school athletic fields
Davidson was reported missing on Friday, after she failed to return home from Pioneer High School, where she was a sophomore.
Her family had previously told WXYZ that she was not feeling well when she got to school that morning, and left school shortly after arriving.
Surveillance footage from Ann Arbor public transportation apparently showed her returning to the school on The Ride bus later that afternoon, but never showed her going into the school building.
That was around the last time her father, John Davidson, said his daughter stopped replying to his phone calls and text messages.
He reached out to her friends, who said they last saw her outside of the school at around 11am.
Thus began a massive community-wide hunt for the teenager, and when Davidson still did not return to her Scio Township home by nightfall, her father called the police.
Davidson’s phone was later found near the school’s tennis courts, and was returned to a friend, FOX News reports.
Then on Saturday night, Davidson’s brother, Anthony Lopez, posted on Facebook that ‘a student told her best friend that they saw her at the bus stop with a man in a black sweatshirt and black pants and “they didn’t seem like they knew each other.”
‘But who knows,’ he said, as he urged his Facebook followers to continue searching for his missing sister.
Derrick Jackson, a spokesman for the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, later admitted to WXYZ that there are ‘definitely some suspicious pieces to this’ missing person’s case.
Davidson’s body was ultimately found Monday in an undisclosed location near the high school athletic fields.
Surveillance footage from Ann Arbor public transportation apparently showed Davidson, 15, returning to the school on The Ride bus later that afternoon, but never showed her going into the school building
Davidson’s father posted about the tragic news on Facebook, saying it was ‘the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do’
Lopez shared in an emotional video posted to Facebook that he and his family were doing an interview with FOX 2 News when he got a call to go to the sheriff’s office ‘right away.’
‘The two detectives were there and they let us know that they found Adriana, and that she has passed on,’ he said in the video between tears. ‘My little sister is dead.’
‘Please, please, please pray for our family,’ Lopez added.
He later changed his profile picture to one featuring him and his younger sister, writing: ‘My prize possession. My everything. My little buddy… I love u.
‘I’m so sorry & I will dedicate my life to u & making a difference in this world.’
Anthony Lopez posted a tribute on his FaceBook after Davidson’s death. He wrote, ‘My prize possession. My everything. My little buddy. I’m… I’m…. I love u. I’m so sorry & I will dedicate my life to u & making a difference in this world’
Davidson’s father also posted: ‘This is the hardest thing I’ve even had to do but, my daughter Adriana was found and she has passed on!
‘I’m not sure where I go from here but, I am so grateful for all the support and love from everyone across this nation especially family and friends that have helped searching and posting for Adriana!’
He added: ‘I need time to grieve and her siblings and mother as well as immediate family need time to grieve.’
Officials are now asking anyone with information about her Adriana’s death to call the Washtenaw Metro Dispatch at (734) 994 -2911 or submit anonymous tips to (734) 973-7711.