Missing 5-year-old from Port Huron found dead in car

Missing 5-year-old from Port Huron found dead in car

Posted: Updated:
PORT HURON, Mich. (WJBK) - The 5-year-old boy who was reported missing from Port Huron July 11 was found dead in a vehicle, the Port Huron Police Department says.

Derrick Holmon was last seen around 8:30 a.m. in the 2500 block of Manuel Street, where he lived. He was reported missing at 11 a.m.

Authorities issued an Amber Alert after searching the area. Countless volunteers also joined in the search.

Derrick was found lying face down in the backseat of a car parked a few houses down at about 6 p.m. later that day, police say.

VIDEO: Click on the video in the video player above to hear from the little boy's family and neighbors in a report from Fox 2's Andrea Isom

Initial investigation at the scene did not indicate foul play and it appears the child may have entered the car and succumbed to the high heat.

The death is still under investigation and a final disposition as to the cause of death will be determined upon conclusion of the police investigation and the medical examiners report.

Fox 2's Andrea Isom will have the latest on this story tonight.
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • WATCH: Fox 2's Rich Luterman take the Ice Bucket Challenge

    WATCH: Fox 2's Rich Luterman take the Ice Bucket Challenge

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:58:51 GMT
    Fox 2 Weather Authority Rich Luterman took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, after receiving challenges by a couple friends, including Monica Gayle.Watch Rich take the challenge with the assistance of his children and see who he issues the challenge to.
    Fox 2 Weather Authority Rich Luterman took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, after receiving challenges by a couple friends, including Monica Gayle.Watch Rich take the challenge with the assistance of his children and see who he issues the challenge to.
  • VP Joe Biden speaks in Detroit on Labor Day

    VP Joe Biden speaks in Detroit on Labor Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:18:46 GMT
    This is the second time vice president Joe Biden has been in Detroit on Labor Day in the past three years.
    This is the second time vice president Joe Biden has been in Detroit on Labor Day in the past three years.
  • RECALL: Kraft American Singles Cheese Slices

    RECALL: Kraft American Singles Cheese Slices

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:05 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:05:15 GMT
    Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier.
    Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier.
Powered by WorldNow

4739 NW 53rd Avenue, Sutie B
Gainesville, FL 32653

Phone: (352) 371-0051

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices