Update: Hayward’s vehicle has been found empty in Ypsilanti Township.
Update: Police say that Hayward and her daughter might be with a 64-year-old male acquaintance in a red Ford Escape.
Update: An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 7-year old Sapphire Elizabeth Palmer.
Update: The 64-year-old man is Douglas Stanko, a sex offender in Ypsilanti. Here is his photo: https://docs.watchsystems.com/pictures/55526/4991983-1998550.jpg
The Hamburg Township Police Department is asking for the public’s help in attempting to locate a 30-year old female Hamburg Township resident and her 7-year old daughter.
Amanda Elizabeth Hayward was last seen leaving her Hamburg Township residence in the area of Chilson Road & Bishop Lake Road at 3:00am on May 10, 2016.
She left the location with her 7-year old daughter (Sapphire Elizabeth Palmer) in a black 2001 Chevrolet Prizm bearing Michigan License Plate of “CC86371.”
Ms. Hayward’s purse, containing contents belonging to her including credit cards and cash, was found on the side of the road several miles from her residence at approximately 6:30am on May 10, 2016.
The 7-year old daughter failed to show up at her school (located in Hamburg Township) on May 10, 2016 and on May 11, 2016.
Amanda Hayward description: White
30 years old
Long Strawberry Blond Hair
5’7 in height
Sapphire Palmer description: White
7 years old
Long Red Hair
4’0 in height
Last seen wearing a purple night gown
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Amanda Hayward and/or her daughter or anyone who observes the black 2001 Chevrolet Prizm bearing Michigan License Plate “CC86371” is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.
All other inquiries regarding this case can be made by calling the Hamburg Township Police Department at (810) 231-9391.