Police are looking for a man for questioning for homicide | Cedar Springs Post Newspaper


By Judy Reed

Mollie Schmidt was found in an apartment in Wyoming, dead from a gunshot wound. Courtesy photo.

The search earlier this week for a missing Plainfield Township woman is now a homicide case after her body was found in an apartment in Wyoming, Michigan on Tuesday.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Office sent out a news release early Tuesday, August 30 stating they were looking for Mollie (O’Meara) Schmidt, of Plainfield Townshiip. They said Mollie, 33, was last seen on August 21, at her residence near East Beltline and 5 Mile Rd NE. They said her disappearance was unusual, as she had left behind children. They also said she might be with a man, Yenly Garcia, 44, from Wyoming. They asked people with information to call them or Silent Observer.

In a statement sent to the media on Wednesday, August 31, Lt. Rory Allen of the Wyoming Department of Public Safety said detectives from Wyoming Public Safety and the Kent County Sheriff’s Office served a warrant on Tuesday. search of an apartment belonging to Yenly Garcia. August 30 and located a woman who died of a gunshot wound. She has been identified as Mollie Schmidt, the missing woman.

Yenley Garcia is wanted for questioning in the death of Mollie Schmidt. His body was found in his apartment.

Allen said detectives are investigating this case as a homicide and are pursuing all leads. They are looking for Yenly Garcia, calling him “a person of interest in this matter.” Garcia is 44, 5-foot-10, 200 pounds with black hair and distinctive tattoos on his face. Garcia was last known driving a black 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup with a Michigan plate ELW6780. Garcia’s current whereabouts are unknown. Garcia currently has an active warrant against his arrest on an unrelated charge.

Anyone with information about this is asked to contact the Wyoming police at 616-530-7300 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345; 1-866-774-2345; Where https://www.silentobserver.org.


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