The cousin of the missing 17-year-old girl from Michigan has provided information about her disappearance. Investigators are now certain she’s deceased and know where to find her body.
Jaylin Brazier picked up his cousin, Zion Foster, to hang out on the night of January 4. When Foster never returned, her mother filed a missing person report. The case has remained a mystery, with no clues of her location or what happened.
Brazier was arrested in relation to the case on charges of lying to the police. At his court hearing in March, Brazier finally provided insight on what happened.
Brazier told prosecutors that Foster had died at his house. He said they were smoking marijuana and then she suddenly wasn’t alive anymore.
“I just know one minute, she was cool, she was fine. She laid back for a minute, and next thing I know, she’s just — she was dead,” he said during his sentencing.
Brazier then admitted to panicking and throwing her body in a dumpster.
He received 23 months to four years for lying about Foster’s whereabouts. However, he still hasn’t been charged with her death.
On Thursday, the Detroit Police Department revealed further information about the investigation. Brazier’s confession has put any hopes of finding Foster alive to rest.
After further questioning, Brazier told authorities which dumpster he dumped his cousin’s body into. With that information they were able to decipher which landfill Foster’s human remains ended up at.
The section of the landfill authorities will dig through has been preserved until their search begins on May 31.
Forty people are assigned to the search team and it could last as long as eight weeks.
Cousin of Missing 17-Year-Old Confesses to Dumping Her Body