Friday April 9, 2010, 3:55 p.m.
A missing Escanaba woman and her six-year-old daughter have been found.
According to Escanaba Public Safety, 32-year-old Heidi Quigley and her daughter, Faith, had been missing for three to four weeks. Heidi Quigley was apparently in a relationship with Willie Porter III, who is a convicted sex offender.
Detectives obtained information which lead them to a grocery store in St. Paul, Minnesota, where all three subjects had been spotted Thursday night. Authorities followed up on that information and found the vehicle that Porter had been seen driving. Friday, police apprehended the vehicle occupied by Heidi, Faith and Porter.
Heidi and Faith were unharmed.
Willie Porter III has been taken into custody.
The search for a missing Escanaba woman and her six-year-old daughter is currently underway.
According to Escanaba Public Safety, 32-year-old Heidi Quigley and her daughter, Faith, have not been heard from for the past three to four weeks.
Detectives say that they have been told of a relationship between Heidi Quigley and a convicted sex offender, Willie Porter, III. Porter was convicted for three sexual-related crimes in 2003 and is on parole. He has been reported as an absconder of parole with the Michigan Department of Corrections on March 18.
The investigation shows that this timeframe is similar to the period of time that family and friends in the Escanaba area say they have not heard from the mother and daughter. Detectives say that information has directed their investigation to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, and that an Amber Alert has been put out in Minnesota.
Anyone who may have information on the whereabouts of Heidi and Faith Quigley or Willie Porter, III are asked to contact Escanaba Public Safety or their nearest law enforcement agency.