WCSO: Missing/Endangered Juvenile

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is actively searching for a missing/endangered juvenile. Shanijah Christionna Payne was last seen by her family around 4:30pm on Thursday June 21st at her home in the 1200 block of Lexington Parkway in Ypsilanti Township.
After Shanijah failed to come home, the biological mother and grandmother received a group text demanding a ransom be paid for the safe return of the missing child. All efforts to locate or contact the Shanijah have been met without success.

Shanijah Christionna Payne
14 Years Old
5’8” 240lbs
Hair was pulled back in two braided pony tails
Last Seen Wearing:
Black Jacket, camouflage pattern shirt
Black pants
Black shoes


Any information as to the whereabouts of Shanijah should be directed to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office. You can reach us at 734-994-2911 or through our confidential tip line (734-973-7711) or through the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 1-800-SPEAK UP (1-800-773-2587).

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