Missing Lansing woman has children in protective custody

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - New details about a missing Lansing woman, whose 6-day-old baby was found dead in her car Tuesday.

Ashley Shade, 35, went missing Monday night with her 6-day-old daughter.

WDIV reports that Ashley Shade's family says she has seven other children, five of whom were in protective custody due to her mental health and drug issues.

On Tuesday, Shade's car was found and her daughter found deceased inside her car, but no sign of Shade.

"These are the words that I need to get out to her, that she needs to turn herself in and get her help," her uncle said. "I talked to a Lansing detective this morning. They want to help her. They don't want to harm her."

The family says Shade hid that she was pregnant with that baby.

Police say she gave birth at home and didn't seek medical attention for herself or the baby.

As of Wednesday, Shade is still missing.

She was last seen in the area of South Washington Avenue and Holmes Road.

Shade is described as being 5-feet, 8-inches tall, weighing 142 pounds, with light brown or sandy-blonde curly hair cut just below her ears; blue eyes wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information on her is asked to call the Lansing Police Department at 517 483-4600.