Dad Claimed Daughter Disappeared in Carjacking Gets Life in Prison for Her Murder

A Detroit father who inspired dozens of people to look for his missing 2-year-old daughter was sentenced to life in prison for her murder Monday while repeatedly insisting he didn’t harm her and that she’s still alive.

D’Andre Lane claimed Bianca Jones was abducted during a carjacking a year ago, a tragic, emotional story that led police and volunteers to scour the city’s most depressed neighborhoods to look for her near the holidays.

But investigators soon became skeptical and questioned Lane’s credibility. He was convicted of first-degree murder in October after prosecutors told a jury that the carjacking was a lie to cover up Bianca’s death. Authorities alleged that she was killed with a stick, partly because she wet herself and wasn’t potty-trained.

Bianca’s body has never been found.

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“You controlled her dead body like a rag doll. …

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