UPDATE: Missing Children From Centreville Michigan Found
By: Sheila McCrea - Friday, August 5, 2022

(Photos provided by the Michigan State Police)


KALAMAZOO - The missing children from Centerville, Michigan were found safely at an apartment complex in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Their biological mother was taken into custody.

The children have been turned into representatives from DHS.

Sheriff Mark Lillywhite of St. Joseph County said in a press lease he, "would like to thank all the community members both locally and nationally that helped by sharing the information about the incident and kept a look out for the kids."

The St. Joseph County Sheriffs Office was assisted by the Michigan State Police, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office and the Van Buren County Sheriff s Office.


CENTREVILLE, MI - The Michigan State Police are currently seeking the public's help in finding two missing children out of Centreville.

Police say 6-year-old Alexandra Jay Prewitt (top left picture) and 11-year-old Jerrica Hope Tucker (bottom left picture) were reported missing from the yard of their foster parents at approximately 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Thomas Ct. and Center Ct. in Centreville.

Alexandra is described as 3 feet, 7 inches and 45 pounds with blonde hair and brown eyes, wearing a white shirt, pink shorts with white stripes, and pink crocs.

Jerrica is described as 4 feet, 6 inches and 70 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, wearing a gray shirt, black leggings and blue crocs.

According to police, they believe the children were taken by their biological mother, Samantha Hope Prewitt (picture on right), who they say reportedly lost rights to the children and recently threatened to take them as they played outside. She is reportedly with a man, Scott Gray.

Police are looking for a dark blue 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan with Michigan license plate EPE5916.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or St. Joseph County Central Dispatch at 269-467-4195.


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