Father of Missing Detroit Toddler Says 'I Know She's Out There'
D'Andre Lane pleads for Bianca Jones' safe return
Updated: Tuesday, 06 Dec 2011, 9:27 AM EST
Published : Tuesday, 06 Dec 2011, 8:41 AM EST
By myFOXDetroit.com Staff
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) - In an interview with FOX 2's Ronnie Dahl, D'Andre Lane says the disappearance of Bianca Jones was a random act and that he's an easy target for scrutiny.
The 32-year-old says he was the victim of a carjacking last week and that his daughter was taken with the vehicle.
VIDEO: Click the first video watch clips from the interview. Click the second video to watch it in its entirety.
Lane was taken into custody shortly after reporting the incident and spent the weekend in jail being held on misdemeanor charges before being released Monday afternoon. "It's their job to focus on all leads and I'm the easiest target right now," said Lane. "I just wish they'd focus on finding the right person."
When Lane was asked to describe what happened Friday afternoon, his attorney Terry L. Johnson, stepped in and said that Lane wouldn't be commenting on details regarding the investigation. "He's been consistent to what he said," said Johnson.
Authorities, including FBI agents, spent Monday searching Lane's Detroit home. "There's nothing there," said Lane. "I really just think all of this is just to scrutinize me."
Johnson says Lane has fully cooperated with searches and even gave consent to authorities to search his home. "Instead they want to go in with guns draws and cameras rolling," said Johnson. "If they want access, we'll give them whatever they want."
Sources have told FOX 2 a child who was in the home last Thursday evening told police that she saw Lane beating Bianca. Lane has admitted to police that he did discipline the child, but when asked Lane said "I've never done anything to cause (his children) any kind of physical pain."
Lane believes Bianca's disappearance was random and not related to any issues in his past. "If somebody thinks it's something I did, then come after me," said Lane. "Don't come after a child who can't even defend herself. Come after me. If it's something I did, come after me. Bring my daughter home."
"I pray that the people who did this they just panicked," said Lane. "And they'll eventually let her go safely."
FOX 2 is continuing to follow this story and will bring you further updates when they become available.