Friday, February 26, 2010 at 7:19 PM
Amber Alert Canceled for 2 Year Old Michigan Girl Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 3:06 PM CT
Updated: Friday, February 26, 2010 5:34 PM CT
The State of Michigan canceled the Amber Alert Friday afternoon after the suspect told police that the child died Monday night at her home and that he had disposed of her body in a trash receptacle near her home. Police continue to search for the child's body.
The State of Michigan issued the Amber Alert Thursday afternoon (02-24) after the girl was reportedly abducted in Grand Rapids sometime late Monday (02-22) or early Tuesday (02-23). The child is considered to be in extreme danger. The suspect did not take a diaper bag or appropriate clothing for the child. The suspect also reportedly stole $2,800 from the girl's mother's purse. The suspect was last seen in the Heartside District around 2 p.m. Tuesday (2-23) but the girl was not with him.
Jozlynn Mari Martinez, an Hispanic female, 2 years old, 2' 9", 22 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She has a scab on her chin and there is a spot on the right side of her head that doesn't grow hair and she walks with her feet turned inward.
The suspect is Jeffery Lynn Malmbert, a white male, 40 years old with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He has a tattoo of a red rose on the top of his left forearm and a tattoo on his right forearm. He was last seen wearing a blue GVSU hoody a gray/white/black winter coat and gray/blue pants.
There is no suspect vehicle at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616-456-3604 or dial 911.