Zion Foster’s mother says her cousin said her teenager was dead, fire destroys Oakland Hills Country Club, update on the road
FRIDAY NEWS – Zion Foster, 17, was reported missing on January 5 after dating her cousin in Detroit and never returning home.
Now Foster’s mother says her cousin, 17-year-old Jaylin Brazier, told her Foster was dead.
“He said my baby had just died and then he threw her in a dumpster like she was trash,” Ciera Milton said.
Milton said Foster left his Eastpointe home to hang out with Brazier on Jan. 4, something teenagers often do. However, Foster never returned home and a search began.
Brazier initially helped with the search, Milton said, but several weeks after the disappearance Brazier was accused of lying to police during the investigation. On Wednesday, Brazier pleaded no contest as part of a plea deal.
Detroit police said they filed a request for a homicide warrant with the Wayne County District Attorney’s Office.
As Milton continues to cry, she remains hopeful that her daughter can be found alive since her body has yet to be recovered.
“If anyone has any information, please bring back my beautiful, singing, talented, loud, happy and peaceful baby,” she said. “I’ve often been told, ‘You’re so strong. I don’t know what you look like. “But people don’t see me beyond that point. You’ve seen me crumble on camera at times, but there are times when I can’t breathe.
Fire destroys Oakland Hills country club
A fire destroyed the Oakland Hills Country Club clubhouse on Thursday.
Bloomfield Township Fire Chief John Leroy said there was massive structural damage from the blaze reported at 9:20 a.m. Thursday, causing the building to “pancake on itself.”
This made it difficult to fight the fire and the blaze continued to burn into the night.
“The building collapsed in so many different places that it actually panhid on itself,” Leroy said Thursday night. “The water isn’t getting to where it needs to be to cool down and put out the fire. As soon as we stop running water in an area, it ignites five to 10 minutes later.”
The historic 105,000 square foot building is the second largest wooden structure in Michigan, second only to the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.
Leroy said the structure will likely be a “total rebuild.” The club said it was able to recover most trophies and other memorabilia from the building.
A look at the roads
Many stretches of road are snow-covered in the Detroit metro area, which slows down morning commutes.
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Between 5 and 7 inches of snow fell, with snowfall ending early Friday. The crews have been working to clear the roads, but you should still give yourself more time to get where you’re headed this morning.
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Friday should be dry for most of the day with partly sunny skies. It is still cold, but a warming is announced.
What else are we looking at
- A 5-year-old child was fatally shot by an unsecured firearm Thursday in Detroit. Police said it appears he either shot himself in the head or was shot by another child after finding a gun under a bed.
- Many schools are closed due to the snow storm.
- A Flint police officer and former Genesee County corrections officer have been charged with sex crimes.
- The man who shot and killed Renisha McBride in 2013 as she sought help after crashing her car will get a new sentencing hearing.
- Condado Tacos is opening a location in Ann Arbor.
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Friday will be partly sunny, windy and cold.
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