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Armada teen, April Millsap, killed while out walking the dog

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14-year-old April Millsap of Armada, Michigan 14-year-old April Millsap of Armada, Michigan
ARMADA, Mich. (WJBK) - Police say the body of 14-year-old girl, April Millsap, has been found in a wooded area near a recreational trail in the Macomb County village of Armada.  Police say her death has been ruled a homicide.

Armada Police Chief Howard Smith says April took the family dog for a walk on the Macomb Orchard Trail around dinner time on Thursday. Around 8:20 p.m., two people walking on the trail were led by April's dog to her body. Police say the dog stayed over April, wandering back and forth to the path, seemingly looking for help. Her body was 15 to 20 feet off the trail.

On Friday, police said they're looking for a long gray van that has dents all over it. It was occupied by two white males. Police say the role of the van in the case hasn't been determined but it was known to be in the area of April's disappearance near Fulton and Depot roads.

If you were in the area in a similar type van or know someone who has that type of van, police are asking that citizens contact (877) 616-4677 or www.michigan.gov/michtip.

April was a student at Armada Middle School. Grief counseling will be set up at the school on Saturday from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. for staff and students.

Fox 2's Erika Erickson reports from Armada that no signs of a sexual assault against the victim were apparent. Armada police are not releasing details right now on how the girl was killed to protect the investigation.

LINK: Click here to watch the full press conference from Armada Police on the Fox 2 YouTube page

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