Springfield Twp. woman found safe in Detroit

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Detroit — A 24-year-old Oakland County woman was found safe late Wednesday on Detroit’s west side after she went missing Saturday in the city, according to Detroit police and the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

Alexys Henbury of Springfield Township was located by Detroit police around 8:45 p.m. after a good Samaritan called authorities to report the woman had been spotted driving south on Rockdale near McNichols and Lahser roads, Officer Nicole Kirkwood said.

Alexys Henbury, 24, of Springfield Township

“Our officers were dispatched and then the unit was flagged down (at the scene) by an unknown person who stated they thought they saw her inside of a white vehicle,” Kirkwood said. “The officers actually located her in front of the 16800 block of Rockdale. They observed her sitting inside a 2015 Ford Focus and they were able to confirm her identity.”

Henbury was last seen driving a white, four-door 2015 Ford Focus, police said earlier this week.

“She was in good health and looked normal,” Kirkwood said of Henbury’s condition. “Officers made notifications and were able to reconnect her with her family. They released her to her brother and other family members.”

It appears Henbury chose to be in the area and was not being held against her will, Oakland County Sgt. Scott Howden said.

“We’re happy that she was found safe,” he said. “It appears that she was there on her own will.”

Henbury was last heard from at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, after visiting the area of Philadelphia and Linwood streets near Henry Ford Hospital, more than 10 miles from where she was found by police.

She was reported missing after she never arrived for work Monday and didn’t attend her college class Monday evening at Baker College in Auburn Hills.

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