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Posted on Thu, Jan 12, 2012 : 1:53 p.m.

Missing baby found in Ypsilanti Township; Amber alert canceled

By Cindy Heflin

Police canceled an Amber alert after finding a 3-month-old infant and her father in Ypsilanti Township early today, the Detroit Free Press reported.

A’Mia Neveah Phillips was found and returned to her mother, the article said. Her father, Jeremy Nicholas Phillips, 19, was arrested. Police said he shot a man Wednesday in Detroit, then took the baby after an argument with her mother, the newspaper reported.



Fri, Jan 13, 2012 : 1:42 a.m.

It's so sad that it seems the outcome of most Amber Alerts is a situation where one parent took the child.


Fri, Jan 13, 2012 : 3:04 p.m.

It is sad that there are so many situations where one parent (usually not fit to care for the child) tries to take the child from the other parent. I didn't say it was worse than a random kidnapping, just sad.


Fri, Jan 13, 2012 : 2:30 a.m.

Sad? I think, for any Amber Alert, having a parent taking the child is better than anyone else taking the child, or almost any other scenario that comes to mind. Or did I misunderstand your point?

Allison Camara

Thu, Jan 12, 2012 : 8:21 p.m.

First off if you do your reporting right like Channel 2 did you would find out the guy is only 17 and second off where were you when every other new station/news paper was outside our apartment complex this morning at 6am when this happened?


Thu, Jan 12, 2012 : 7:29 p.m.

"Police said he shot another person Wednesday"...huh? Exactly how many people is this kid, yes 19 is still a kid, accused of shooting? Or is the statement meant to convey that someone other than he was shot?


Thu, Jan 12, 2012 : 7:37 p.m.

it is obvious that not only did they fail at getting this out quickly, they failed to edit the one paragraph that was not verbatim, keep up the good work Cindy

Cindy Heflin

Thu, Jan 12, 2012 : 7:32 p.m.

It's been changed to "a person" to clarify.


Thu, Jan 12, 2012 : 7:15 p.m.

How did it take to 2pm today, nearly 11 hours after the father was arrested, to report that the amber alert had been canceled, yet were able to get a story about the bridge owner going to jail out first? This is pathetic. Another reason you are a shame to those people who are actual journalists. This arrest took place in Washtenaw County and it is like the news had to travel by horse, a fairly small one with a slow short gallop, to make it to your office and to your website. I am glad you had the time to run a story abouot Dr. Weinblatt again, thanks.