A Detroit nurse who was abducted from the parking lot of the hospital where she worked early Saturday morning was found dead Sunday morning in the trunk of a vehicle in a northern suburb.
Patrice Wilson, 29, had just finished her overnight shift at Detroit Medical Center Receiving Hospital and was getting into her car, when the suspect — identified as ex-boyfriend Jamere Miller. 36 — approached.
“He approached our victim just as she was getting into the driver’s side of her vehicle. He then got inside the vehicle and forced her over and fled with her inside,” Detroit Police Capt. Donna McCord said.
Wilson’s mother, Rosalyn Livingston, told WXYZ, that someone called her and “said they were talking to Patrice on the phone and they heard screaming,” after which, the phone went dead.
Livingston described Miller as somewhat obsessive.
“The more she pulled away … he was sending flowers. If you go by her house there are things at her door that she kind of like left there to let him know I am not accepting things from you,” she said.
Livingston said Saturday that she was terrified to lose Wilson after a 15-year-old son was hit by a car while riding his bicycle 20 years ago. “I still don’t know to this day who did that, so yeah, I am going through some things,” she said.
Making it even harder — it’s Mother’s Day weekend, and Wilson has a young son.
Sources told multiple Detroit news outlets that Wilson was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds. Her body was in the trunk of a vehicle in a parking lot in Novi, a suburb just north of Detroit.
Miller is still at large, according to police, who describe him as armed and dangerous.
Detroit Medical Center issued a statement offering “heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and DMC colleagues of cherished nurse leader Patrice Wilson, as well as Patrice’s mother, another dedicated DMC team member.”
The statement said grief counseling would be available for staff members.
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[Featured image: Jamere Miller, left, and Patrice Wilson/handouts]