Police: Missing Grand Blanc teen found dead in Detroit
DETROIT, Mich. (WNEM) - An 18-year-old Grand Blanc man was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds in Detroit Monday, according to the Detroit police commander.
The body of Jacob Hills was found in the basement of a Detroit garage early Monday morning.
Hills was reported missing Sunday afternoon. Police said he had driven to Detroit on Saturday to go to a party.
His car was found abandoned in Dearborn Heights.
Investigators said they found Hills’ body after his dad got an anonymous call saying his son was in a basement.
Detroit police said on Wednesday, they are communicating with two people who were with Hills over the weekend.
Hills bought a weapon before this incident happened in Oakland County, according to police.
As the homicide investigation continues, the family and friends of Hills gathered Monday night to mourn the loss of the recent Grand Blanc High School graduate.
Although there are reports he went to the Detroit area to buy a gun, his mother Sadie Hills said he had bought a gun on Friday to use for practice. He was planning to join the National Guard next month.
“He had that gun in his car when he went down there on Saturday, and he was lured down there because of the gun and his graduation money, and the so-called friend was the one who took the car and dumped it in the parking lot after one of the guys who befriended him to go down the basement of the apartment,” Sadie Hills said.
Monday’s vigil was an opportunity to remember who he was, not how his life ended.
Hills would have begun his National Guard stint on Aug. 10. His funeral arrangements are pending.
Grand Blanc Community Schools issued the following statement:
“The administration at Grand Blanc Community Schools has been made aware of the tragic passing of recent Grand Blanc High School graduate, Jacob Hills. Jacob graduated with honors in the class of 2022 and his intention was to enter military service with the National Guard. We shared in Jacob’s pride in his commitment to serve.
The circumstances of Jacob’s passing are currently under investigation by the authorities. Please join our school community in sending our thoughts and prayers to Jacob’s loved ones. Our district staff and local clergy are available to support our staff and students, including our recent graduates.”
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