Iyana Oldham (pictured) was initially reported missing around 12:15 a.m. Monday. According to local officials, the ex-boyfriend of Oldham’s mother was the prime suspect. Desmond Johnson allegedly called her mother and threatened to kill the young girl.
However, the relative who brought Oldham to a Detroit police station around 6:45 a.m. denied those claims. She said she was Johnson’s cousin and that Oldham’s mother is lying about the threats and that she filed a false police report against him.
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“It was all a lie,” the woman told WWJ City Beat Reporter Vickie Thomas. “She lied. She was mad. She lied.” When asked why Oldham’s mother would make false allegations, the woman said, “Because she want him and she can’t have him. You know how some women get salty over men. She salty.”
The woman also noted that Johnson had thrown a party for Oldham, even though he isn’t the child’s father. The FBI took over the investigation shortly after an Amber Alert was issued, and authorities are searching for Johnson.