The town of Armada is showing support for a dog named Penny by wearing pink ribbons and putting them on mailboxes and trees throughout the town of Armada. Penny has been called a hero for staying with a teen's body and not leaving her side until someone came close enough for her to lead them to her.
14-year-old Michigan teen, April Millsap was found in a ditch along the Macomb Orchard Trail after her dog, Penny led searchers to her body hours after she was reported missing by her mother when she didn't return home after taking Penny for a walk.
Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw told USA Today that they were focusing on three things; a gray box van, occupied by two men; a blue-and-white motorcycle driven by a thin white male in a black helmet. Also, police released a composite sketch of a male who was seen on the trail yesterday.
Sadly, April's boyfriend received a text message from her cell phone during the time she went for her walk. It was reported that the text message stated, "OMG I think I am being kidnapped," but Shaw stated that was inaccurate. Regardless of what it said, no one knows if it was actually April that sent the text message or not.
Macomb County Medical Examiner's office ruled April's death as homicide, but did not release the cause.
Police announced on Wednesday that have served a warrant, reports WWJ, a CBS Affiliate. They were at a home of a registered sex offender in Wales Township, but authorities did not state if the arrest was in connection to April's murder.