Tips sought to find missing Detroit mother
Detroit police are seeking tips to find a 26-year-old woman who has been missing for more than a week.
Unique Bryant failed to attend a birthday celebration for her mother, Shemeka Bryant, on July 29, relatives reported.
On Aug. 4, Shemeka Bryant was surprised when a friend dropped off Unique's 9-month-old son, saying she had been unable to reach her for several days and could not babysit any longer.
Days earlier, Unique had spoken with a sibling on the phone and said she had found a new place to live and planned to return that weekend for her 5-year-old daughter, who primarily lives at Shemeka Bryant's home. But Unique never showed up there or her grandmother's home, where she had lived temporarily, her mother said.
Since then, calls to her cell phone have gone unanswered, and she has not responded to messages on social media, Shemeka Bryant said.
"None of her friends have seen her or talked to her," she said.
Unique had not been working full-time but was looking for work and did not appear to have any issues, her mother said. There is "nothing physically or mentally wrong with her," she said.
The family filed a missing person report with Detroit police on Monday, Shemeka Bryant said.
As the days pass without any word on Unique's whereabouts, relatives have been scouring neighborhoods and seeking tips to find her.
"It's affecting the whole family," Bryant said. "I've stressed out. ... I want to make sure my daughter is safe."
Unique is described as 5-foot-6, 125-130 pounds, with a small build, medium brown complexion, brown eyes, and long black ponytail.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department's 11th Precinct at (313) 596-1140. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.