Michigan Cops 'Zeroing In' on Teen Girl's Killer
April Millsap, 14, was killed while walking her dog
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 30, 2014 1:08 PM CDT
This photo provided by the Millsap family via Michigan State Police shows April Millsap, 14.   (AP Photo/Millsap family photo via Michigan State Police)

(Newser) – Police in Michigan have made no arrests in the killing of a 14-year-old girl that has made national headlines, but they say they're "zeroing in" on a suspect, reports the Maycomb Daily. April Millsap was killed Thursday evening while walking her dog on a wooded trail in the rural community of Armada, though police have not specified how other than to say she wasn't shot or stabbed, reports MichiganLive. The girl's border collie, Penny, stayed with April and led joggers to her body in a ditch, hours after the killing.

Police confirmed that a text from the girl's phone was sent to her boyfriend, but a Michigan State Police official says earlier reports that it read, “OMG … I think I’m being kidnapped" are not accurate, reports the Detroit Free Press. Authorities say neither the boyfriend nor the girl's relatives are suspects. They have released a composite sketch of a man seen on the trail the day she was killed and are seeking information about a motorcycle also spotted nearby. "We are pretty confident that we are zeroing in on the person who did this, and the person knows that as well," says the police official.

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Jul 31, 2014 12:35 AM CDT
So close to home, literally. I pray the killer is found.
Jul 30, 2014 4:20 PM CDT
Is this the obligatory ' dead white girls' Summer story we get year after year? Why should I care more for this girl than the thousands of other dead or missing girls this year?
Jul 30, 2014 3:46 PM CDT
I hope they catch the rat b#$$%^&d , and tie him to a chair for the dad...