Missing toddler found near Grand Rapids

Carter Grace Gerschoffer
An undated courtesy photo of Carter Grace Gerschoffer, 2.

WEXFORD COUNTY, Mich. (WOOD) — The search for a Wexford County toddler who had been missing since Nov. 2 ended in the Grand Rapids area Monday.

Michigan State Police say a tip led them to a Grand Rapids area motel, where they found two adults and 2-year-old Carter Grace Gerschoffer.

MSP says Carter was not harmed and has since been turned over to a relative. The two adults she was found with are in police custody awaiting arraignment.

Troopers did not identify the adults who were with her. However in an earlier news release, MSP said Carter was believed to be with her mother, Brittany Denise Gerschoffer and Brittany’s boyfriend, Travis Scott Jordan.

The vehicle they were riding in was found abandoned in a Meijer parking lot in Cadillac the same day the toddler was last seen, according to Traverse City NBC affiliate, WPBN. It’s believed they were picked up by an unknown person.

Brittany Denise Gerschoffer and Travis Scott Jordan.
Left to right: Undated courtesy photos of Brittany Denise Gerschoffer and Travis Scott Jordan.

Brittany has relatives in the St. Joseph area and Jordan has family in the Grand Rapids area, WPBN reported.

Authorities were concerned for Carter’s safety, but said an Amber Alert was not been activated because this was a parental abduction involving a custody dispute.