Detroit man ordered held on $1M in kidnapping of dead teen

In this Thursday, June 2, 2016 photo, people gather for a vigil at Nino's Market in Detroit, where Deontae Mitchell was abducted by a man on Tuesday. A fourth person was arrested Friday in connection with the abduction and death of the teenage Detroit boy, whose body was found this week in a vacant lot, police said. (Salwan Georges/Detroit Free Press via AP)

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — A 26-year-old Detroit man has been ordered held on $1 million bond after being arraigned on a kidnapping charge related to the disappearance of a 13-year-old whose body was found in a vacant lot last week.

Ernest Coleman was arraigned Sunday via video before Judge Michael Callahan in Romulus. A not guilty plea on the kidnapping charge was entered on Coleman’s behalf. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for June 16, and court records do not indicate he has hired an attorney.

Three others are being held but have not been charged in Tuesday’s kidnapping of Deontae Mitchell, who disappeared while riding bikes with a cousin. The cousin told police that Deontae had picked up money dropped by a man outside a market.

The manner and cause of Deontae’s death are under investigation.

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