UPDATE 10:00 P.M. (WLNS) – Wynter Cole-Smith’s body has been found near Coleman Young airport in Detroit., Lansing Police Chief Ellery Sosebee confirmed.

A search team found the young girl’s body on the East side of Detroit Wednesday night and the case is now being considered a homicide.

“This is not the outcome anyone hoped for,” Sosebee said.

Anyone with additional information on her homicide is asked to call the Lansing Police Department at 517-483-4600 or the FBI at 1800-CALL-FBI.

Police say Cole-Smith was abducted on Sunday night by Rashad Trice, 26, who was arrested Monday by St. Clair Shores police. Police did not locate Smith when Trice was first taken into custody.

Trice abducted Smith on Sunday night at around 11:20 p.m. after stabbing and physically assaulting her mother, a 22-year-old woman who police say previously dated Trice.


A previous version of this story is below:

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The Lansing Police Department will hold a press conference tonight at 10:00 p.m. on the search for missing Lansing 2-year-old Wynter Cole-Smith.

Cole-Smith went missing Sunday night after her mother’s ex-boyfriend allegedly broke into the family’s home, assaulted the mother, and kidnapped Wynter.

The former boyfriend, Rashad Trice, 26, has been arrested but Wynter has not been found.