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Missing Ferndale mother found dead

Case to be investigated as homicide

By: Mike Koury | Woodward Talk | Published July 7, 2019




FERNDALE — The Ferndale Police Department has confirmed that a Ferndale woman, missing since last week, has been found dead.

A press release confirmed that the body of Lily Camara, a 28-year-old Ferndale resident, was located and positively identified as her July 7.

“There are strong indications that Camara is a victim of homicide,” the statement reads. “This situation is not indicative of an increased threat to the safety of the citizens of Ferndale at this time.

“We extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Miss Camara,” the press release states. “In the coming days we will work collaboratively with our law-enforcement partners to determine what happened and bring those responsible to justice. This is an open and active investigation; no further statements will be made so as not to just jeopardize this investigation.”

According to police, Camara was last seen at approximately 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 2. Ferndale police were contacted Friday, July 5, by a family friend of Camara about her disappearance.

“Ms. Camara normally does not turn off her phone and it’s been off for the last few days,” an earlier press release states. The statement further reads that Camara was expected at an event on the day she went missing, July 2, but she never attended.

The family friend, working on behalf of Camara’s parents, according to the statement, told police it was unlike Camara to not have contact with her family or leave her child for an extended period of time.

“She was last seen dropping her child off at her parents’, and then she was heading back (to metro Detroit) to that event,” Ferndale Police Sgt. Baron Brown said July 5.

Police still are searching for Camara’s vehicle, a 2017 black Ford Edge with the Michigan license plate DQX993. Anyone with information is asked to call the Ferndale Police Department at (248) 541-3650 or Crime Stoppers of Michigan at (800) 773-2587.