Jury: Detroit dad guilty in missing child's death

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Associated Press

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 12 at 10:35 AM

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit father has been found guilty of murder and child abuse in the slaying of his missing 2-year-old daughter.

A Wayne County Circuit Court jury returned its verdict Friday against D'Andre Lane.

Lane told investigators that Bianca Jones was in his car when he was carjacked Dec. 3 on a Detroit street. The car was found but Bianca was not inside. Her has never been found.

Prosecutors accused Lane of fatally beating Bianca with a stick wrapped in a towel because she wet herself. They say he then disposed of her body.

The handler of a cadaver-sniffing dog testified at Lane's trial that the dog detected the smell of a cadaver in Lane's car and in Bianca's bedroom.

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