LANSING, Mich. (WILX) -- 27-year-old Jerome Deshaun Ezell was last seen sometime Tuesday morning after dropping his girlfriend, Jasmine Hill, off at work, according to the family.
Police reports indicate he was last seen driving a white Chevrolet Equinox on November 7 in the 5200 block of S. Clemens Ave. in Lansing at 10:45 a.m. Since then, his family and friends have been frantically looking for him.
Tuesday night around 7:15 P.M. his girlfriend used an On-Star app on her phone to successfully locate their car, the Equinox, in the 1100 block of North Fairview Ave. in Lansing, Michigan. Upon arriving at the scene, the girlfriend found their 5-month-old son alone in the car, unharmed. Hill said, "the doors were unlocked, the keys were sitting in the passengers seat, phone in cup holder and my son in the back harnassed in, his face was wet as if he was previously crying but when I opened the door he had a look of relief on his face like finally someone is here to get me."
The family says this is not normal for Jerome. His family describes him as a loving caring person who wouldn't disappear because he knows it will cause his family grief and pain.
Police searched the wooded area near where the vehicle was located with night vision equipment. However, they were unable to locate Jerome. However, that did not stop his family and friends from having their own search party. Jerome's mother Rosa Ezell said, "It's just been a back and forth thing hoping that we find something that will lead to my son's whereabouts."
Hill told us she felt uncomfortable sitting at home not helping towards the situation. "We've scrapped through these woods, canine dogs have been out here searching, he's not here," said Hill.
Jerome is an African American dark-skinned male who is 5“4”, 175 pounds and was last seen wearing wheat-colored Timberland's, black jeans, a red zip up, and a black leather jacket. Ezell may also answer to "Roni" or "E". The family is offering a reward of $5,000.
Anyone with information should contact Lansing Township Police (517) 485-1700
Tonight at 6 News 10's Alani Letang talks with the family, who is desperately searching for answers.