Patrice Wilson was kidnapped on May 13 while leaving the overnight shift at the Detroit Medical Center in Michigan, according to the police. She was seen being abducted in the facility parking lot where a man entered her vehicle and forced her to leave.
“He approached our victim just as she was getting into the driver’s side of her vehicle. He then got inside the vehicle and forced her over and fled with her inside,” Captain Donna McCord of the Detroit Police Department, told a local news outlet.
The authorities searched for Wilson and found her body on Sunday morning in the truck of her SUV outside her apartment complex. She suffered from a gunshot wound.
The suspect has been identified as Jamere Miller, 38, who was arrested on Monday.
“I got a call from someone who said they were talking to Patrice on the phone, and they heard screaming,” said Rosalyn Livingston, Wilson’s mother. And then Wilson’s phone went dead.
Livingston added that Miller was her daughter’s ex-boyfriend and that he became obsessed with her when she tried to break up with him.
“The more she pulled away…he was sending flowers. If you go by her house there are things at her door that she kind of like left there to let him know I am not accepting things from you,” said Livingston.
Detroit Medical Center released a statement after Wilson was found by the police.
“It is with deep sadness that we offer heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and DMC colleagues of cherished nurse leader Patrice Wilson, as well as Patrice’s mother, another dedicated DMC team member. Patrice was not just a co-worker but a loving friend to many at the DMC. Grief counseling is available for all staff at our Adult Central Campus hospitals,” the hospital said.
For Livingston, the loss of her daughter is particularly painful.
“Back in 2003, I lost a son. He was riding his bike and he was 15 years old. A car hit him, and I don’t know to this day who did that. So, yeah, I am going through a lot right now,” she said.