AMBER ALERT canceled for missing child in Grand Rapids

UPDATE: (12:15 p.m.) Grand Rapids Police say the AMBER Alert has just been canceled. The child was found safe at about 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – An AMBER ALERT has been issued early Sunday morning regarding a missing child in the Grand Rapids area.

Jaionna Jayzlyn Ross, 1-year-old

1-year-old Jaionna Jayzlyn Ross was last seen wearing a pink shirt, blue shorts and clear sandals with purple flowers on them.

Authorities say Ross may be with a man named Terrell, described by authorities as a black male about 27 years of age.  Terrell is described as approximately 5’08” with medium build but a muscular upper body. Terrell has chin facial hair and hair in braids. Terrell also has a missing tooth on his upper left side that is noticeable when he smiles. Terrell was last known to be wearing a white T-shirt, black jeans and black or gray tennis shoes.

Authorities say the child was with her mother, Jennell Michelle Ross, when her mother pulled into a gas station in the city of Grand Rapids near 44th St. and Kalamazoo Ave just before 11pm Saturday evening.  Authorities say Jennell exited her vehicle and began walking toward the store when the occupant believed to be “Terrell” drove off in the car. The car was found a short distance away by Grand Rapids Police, but the car was empty and a car seat was found inside the vehicle.

The mother tells authorities she met “Terrell” about 4 weeks ago and they had developed a relationship.  Authorities say the mother claims to not know where he lives or works and doesn’t know his full name or phone number. She met him in a park tonight.

If you have any information on this incident, you’re being asked to contact the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616-456-3343.

Look for continued updates on this investigation starting at 5:00 a.m. on FOX17 Weekend Morning News.

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6 comments

  • J.B.

    “The mother tells authorities she met “Terrell” about 4 weeks ago and they had developed a relationship. Authorities say the mother claims to not know where he lives or works and doesn’t know his full name or phone number. She met him in a park tonight.”

    Sounds another stellar candidate for the “Amber Alert” of the year award…

    • Rachel

      Mr. J.B. I don’t appreciate your nasty commit. Weren’t you ever told as a child. If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say it at all. Jaionna is my baby niece inlaw. So instead of posting negative stuff. Help or just be quite.

      • Michael

        If you are family a public comment board is NOT the place to be. Anybody with info will contact family or law enforcement.

        As far as your “Don’t say it at all” comment we aren’t 10 years old. Adults are allowed to communicate with each other. In this case the conversation just happens to be how stupid the mother was to leave her child with someone she doesn’t know the name, address, or any real identifiable information of.

        • J.B.

          “Help or just be quite.”
          Ok… I will help….They found the kid…No thanks to “Mom”.
          Now do the world a favor, and get your “baby niece inlaw” some birth control and a box of condoms for the new unnamed “man” in her life that she is having a “relationship” with.
          MSP, the state of Michigan, the Amber Alert system and everyone else doesn’t have the time to play “baby-daddy” for your ignorant kin who obviously cant pay attention to her children when screwing strangers in the park.
          Helpful Enough?…. ;)

  • C

    Happy that the little girl was found and okay. But, I’d sure like to see the expression on her face years from now when she’s older and somebody tries to explain what exactly happened to her in this incident. She probably won’t believe it either.