Bianca Lily Jones
Bianca, approximately 2011; D'Andre Lane, Bianca's father; Sketch of carjacking suspect
Date reported missing : 12/02/2011
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 11/26/2009 (11)
Age at the time of disappearance: 2 years old
Height / Weight : 2'5, 25 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A purple or pink jacket with gold piping and rhinestones or beads, a pink shirt, pink tights and pink shoes.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Bianca's nicknames are Bacon and Bebe. At the time of her disappearance, her hair was styled in two braided ponytails with multicolored beads woven in. She has a dimple on her left cheek, a nickel-sized circular birthmark on the right side of her lower back and a scar under her left big toe. Her right leg is slightly bowed.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Bianca's father, D'Andre Lane, said he was driving his silver 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis in Detroit, Michigan on December 2, 2011, when the vehicle was carjacked at Brush and Custer Streets at 9:45 a.m. Bianca was strapped in her car seat in the back of the car at the time.
Lane said while he was driving, a black man driving a small red passenger car with possible front-end damAge at the time of disappearance: told him his own car's taillights were broken. He pulled to the side of the road to check them, and then another man approached him, threatened him with a gun, and drove off in Lane's car, with Bianca still inside it.
The thief is described as a 25- to 30-year-old African-American male, about 6'0 and 185 pounds and unshaven, wearing a black shirt, black pants and a brown and black baseball cap. A suspect sketch is posted with this case summary.
Lane didn't call 911 himself after the carjacking. Instead, at 9:40 a.m., he called a friend from his cellular phone and told his friend what happened, and the friend called 911.
Authorities found Lane's vehicle only about ten minutes later, still running, parked in an alley between Euclid and Philadelphia. This is less than a mile from where it was reported stolen. There was no sign of Bianca at the scene; she has never been heard from again and an extensive search of the city turned up no sign of her.
Bianca's parents were separated at the time of her disappearance, but were on good terms. They had known each other since childhood. Lane lived in the 19300 block of Mitchell, on the west side of Detroit. Bianca lived with her mother, Banika Jones, and her older sister, but both girls were staying with Lane on the day Bianca disappeared.
At the time of the reported carjacking, Lane had dropped Bianca's sister and the girls' older cousin off at school and was driving to Banika's home to pick up some of Bianca's clothes and belongings so she could stay with him until Christmas.
He has seven children by different women, and no known history of abusing any of the children. He has a criminal history, but prior to Bianca's disappearance he hadn't been arrested in eight years. A photo of Lane is posted with this case summary.
After he reported her abduction, Lane was taken into custody on an unrelated charge of violating the protective order his ex-wife had against him. He was released three days later. Authorities questioned him extensively and gave him a polygraph, which he failed.
They searched his house four times, with his consent, finding "a significant amount of evidence." A cadaver dog detected the scent of human remains in a bedroom at Lane's house, as well as in his car and on Bianca's car seat and her blanket. The dog was able to pick Lane's car out of a lot of 32 vehicles.