Run Away Teen Returned Home

A runaway 14 year old girl from Berlin Township is back home following an extensive investigation.  According to St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon, the incident began early Saturday afternoon when it discovered that Laura Oliver was missing from her grandmother’s home in Kimball Township, where she was visiting.   Contact was made with Laura, who would not tell deputies where she had gone.  Further investigation found that she had left the residence with a 21 year old man from Detroit.  Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office continued the investigation, with assistance from U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, Almont Police Department, Detroit Police Department and Redford Township Police Department.  On Monday, HSI sent investigators to conduct surveillance on a home on Fenton Street in Detroit, where the suspect resides.  While they were still setting up the surveillance, Laura left the house, walked to a nearby pharmacy in Redford Township and called her mother.  Redford Township Police and HSI went to the pharmacy, where they located Laura, who was then returned home to her mother.  The suspect was arrested by Detroit Police and is lodged in the Wayne County Jail on several charges, including possible criminal sexual conduct.  “We are thankful to all of our law enforcement partners who assisted in getting this girl back where she belongs,” said Sheriff Donnellon.  “While she is back home and the suspect is in custody, this investigation is ongoing and may involve multiple jurisdictions.”