Missing woman last seen outside Detroit venue found

Candice Williams and Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Detroit — A 20-year-old woman reported missing has been found alive, her family and police confirmed.

Grace Martinez was at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak in stable condition, said her mother, Betty Martinez, Wednesday evening.

“She was very drugged up,” Betty Martinez said about her daughter. “She was not capable of knowing what’s going on. Someone took her there and dropped her off. She’s in very bad shape.”

Martinez said she did not know anything about the man who dropped her daughter off at the hospital other than that he was cooperating with police.

Officer Jennifer Moreno confirmed Thursday that Martinez was found Wednesday at the hospital, though it remains unclear how she got there. Moreno also said police have not identified the man last seen with Martinez.

“We don’t have any information on him yet,” she said.

The family of Grace Martinez had sought the public’s help locating her after she was last seen around 3 a.m. Tuesday talking to an older man outside the Detroit Masonic Temple Theater. She was in the area attending an afterparty for the Movement Electronic Music Festival, her mother said.

Grace Martinez agreed to meet her friend at the car after the concert and never arrived.

Betty Martinez said it was definitely out of character for her daughter to go missing. She expects to be able to talk with her Thursday to learn what happened.

“We’re relieved,” she said. “Our stress is leaving. We’re just trying to relax and take it all in. We’re thankful that she’s OK.”

On a Facebook page Wednesday evening, her brother Michael Martinez posted: “Grace has been found! Please keep praying for her.”


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