Missing Flint woman found dead in Monroe County - WNEM TV 5


Missing Flint woman found dead in Monroe Co.

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Tanisha Colton, 27. Tanisha Colton, 27.
Tanisha with her three children. Tanisha with her three children.

A Flint mother of three who went missing nearly two weeks ago, has been found dead in Monroe County.

According to First Lt. Matt Bolger with the Michigan State Police post in Flint, confirmed that 27-year-old Tansiha Colton's body was spotted by a passing motorist in a ditch Monday. Police are treating the case as a homicide. An autopsy is scheduled to be completed in the case.

Bolger also confirms that police have a suspect of interest in custody but that suspect is being held on an unrelated charge.

Searchers canvassed streets and neighborhoods around where she was last seen March 13. That's when authorities say her boyfriend picked her up from work at Heritage Manor Healthcare in Flint Township. That boyfriend is the father of her three children.  

Family, friends and even members of the community all stepped up in the last few days to find Colton.

Flint police Lt. Mike Mahan says Colton's boyfriend was taken into custody for questioning. He was jailed for unpaid child support, but then later released. Investigators say there are still plenty of questions they still need answered.

Funeral arraignments are being handled by Serenity Funeral Chapel in Flint. They tell TV5 that any cash or check donations can be paid to Serenity Funeral Chapel, and Citizens Bank, to the Tanisha Colton Fund. Anyone with questions can contact them at 810-787-2225.

WNEM will continue to follow this story and will provide updates as new information is learned.

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