Detroit nurse, 29, found dead inside car after kidnapping
A Detroit nurse has been found dead in her car trunk after she was kidnapped at the end of her shift – and police are hunting for a suspect described by her family as someone she once dated.
Patrice Wilson, 29, was allegedly kidnapped by Jamere Miller, 36, about 7:40 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, the Detroit News reported.
She was about to get into her black 2020 Lincoln Nautilus when she was abducted by the suspect, who drove the car south toward I-75 and Mack Avenue, police Capt. Donna McCord told reporters.
Miller was last seen wearing a blond wig, officials said.
The nurse’s body was discovered with a gunshot wound inside the trunk near her home at Pavilion Court in Novi near I-275, according to Local 4.
“I need the streets to talk. We need to find the person who killed Patrice, so she can have justice,” Wilson’s mother, Roslind Livingston, told the news outlet.
“It’s Mother’s Day, and she is not here to be with her son. Her son cannot hold her and say ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ today. That bothers me,” she said.
Livingston, who works at the same hospital, told Local 4 that her daughter and Miller used to date.
“She has been trying to get away from him. She knew he was toxic to her,” she said.
The victim’s hospital said it was offering grief counseling to its staff.
“It is with deep sadness that we offer heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and DMC colleagues of cherished nurse leader Patrice Wilson, as well as Patrice’s mother, another dedicated DMC team member,” spokesperson Brian Taylor said in a statement Sunday.
“Patrice was not just a co-worker but a loving friend to many at the DMC,” he added.
McCord asked anyone with information to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP to report tips anonymously or Detroit police at (313) 596-2260.