Shelby Township police searching for missing Sterling Heights woman

By: Kara Szymanski | C&G Newspapers | Published January 3, 2020

 The Shelby Township Police Department is looking for Ghaida Haddad, 51, of Sterling Heights, who went missing in Shelby Township after she had walked out of Marshalls on Hall Road Dec. 27.

The Shelby Township Police Department is looking for Ghaida Haddad, 51, of Sterling Heights, who went missing in Shelby Township after she had walked out of Marshalls on Hall Road Dec. 27.

Photo provided by Shelby Township Police Department

 Haddad was last seen wearing a beige jacket with a fur-trimmed hood.

Haddad was last seen wearing a beige jacket with a fur-trimmed hood.

Photo provided by Shelby Township Police Department

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SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township Police Department is looking for help from the public to find a woman who went missing in Shelby Township Dec. 27.

Ghaida Haddad, 51, of Sterling Heights, went missing while shopping with a family member at the Marshalls on Hall Road, east of Schoenherr Road, in Shelby Township.

According to police, Haddad walked out of Marshalls alone at 2 p.m. and has not come home.

Haddad, described as 4 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing about 130 pounds, was last seen wearing a beige jacket with a fur-trimmed hood, black jeans and black boots.

“We are seeking the public’s help because they are the eyes and ears of the community. Between security cameras, Ring doorbells (which have cameras in them), and observant people, we hope to be able to narrow down her location,” Leslie Heisler, the Shelby Township Police Department’s community services officer, stated in an email.

Police said that they spotted her on a trail camera the same day she went missing; she was walking in the area of Valenti Lane, which is northeast of the Marshalls store.

“They are out doing a grid search to try to find any trace of her direction. They located a trail cam that someone had put up on their property and found footage of her walking at approximately 3 p.m. on Dec. 27,” said Heisler.

Heisler said Haddad now has been without her medication for approximately a week.

On Jan. 3, police searched the area and had not been able to locate Haddad.

“Detective Lt. Barnard and Detective Sgt. Heisler are active on the case today (Jan. 3). We searched the immediate area by drone, helicopter, K-9 and by foot. The police search today was not in response to any specific leads or information; we are merely exhausting all investigative options,” Shelby Township Police Capt. Jason Schmittler said in an email.

Police reported that they have been in continuous contact with the family to get any possible leads.

“We have been in contact and will continue to communicate with her family to further the investigation,” said Schmittler.

Police said there is no further information at this time.

Anyone who knows Haddad’s whereabouts or who has seen her recently is asked to call (586) 731-2121, ext. 3.

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