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Father of Missing 2-Year-Old Receiving Death Threats After Failed Polygraph

Father of Missing 2-Year-Old Receiving Death Threats After Failed Polygraph

D’Andre Lane and his attorney fielded questions from the press on Dec. 6 in response to growing speculation that Lane is somehow involved in his 2-year-old daughter’s disappearance.

Lane failed a lie detector test conducted by Detroit police, but his attorney, Terry Johnson, says his client welcomes the opportunity to take another one if the testing conditions are appropriate and the test is properly administered.

Lane believes the stress of what he insists was a carjacking, and his concern for his missing daughter affected the outcome of the polygraph. His attorney said the test wasn’t conducted properly.

“I don’t stand by any of those results,” Johnson said. “We surely would take another one if it’s administered properly.”

Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee Jr. issued a statement Saturday saying the credibility of Lane’s account is “under intense scrutiny by our investigative team,” which has led many to believe Lane is a suspect in his daughter’s disappearance. He has received death threats that have made it unsafe for him to assist in the search for the little girl who has been missing since Dec. 2.

Father of Missing 2-Year-Old Receiving Death Threats After Failed PolygraphLane pleaded for his missing 2-year-old daughter’s safe return, breaking down emotionally and rejecting allegations that he may have had something to do with her disappearance.

“I’m not the villain here,” Lane said. “The villain is the person that took my daughter.”

In response to questions about how he’s being portrayed in the media Lane responded, “I don’t care what people say about me if my baby is returned.”

Through tears Lane told reporters, “I’m not a violent person. I’m not a mean person … I haven’t had any contact with the police in over eight years. Eight years I’ve been working on getting my life together. ”

Lane was an inmate in the Wayne County jail in 2003 after being arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and firearm possession by a felon.

The search for Bianca Jones began after Lane reported to police that he was carjacked by two men after he stopped his car near East Grand Boulevard and Brush. His daughter was in the backseat. Since then, hundreds of family, friends and strangers have helped in the search for her. Through rain and snow the volunteers have searched abandoned houses and lots. So far, they have found no trace of her.

Lane described the suspect who drove off with his car and his child as a black man, 25 to 30 years of age, with some facial hair and medium skin tone, about 6 feet tall, 190 pounds, wearing a baseball cap .

If you have any information on this case, you’re asked to call Detroit Police Department at 313-596-2555.

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