GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Tuesday marks the seven-week anniversary of the disappearance of Latrice Maze, a Grand Rapids mother of five.
The 26-year-old was last seeing walking along the corner of Division and Burton on March 19.
Her family tells FOX 17 that Grand Rapids Police have made it a homicide investigation. While GRPD won’t confirm that it is, the family is beginning to mourn their loss – and looking at Latrice’s boyfriend for possible answers.
More than 100 people joined together on Sunday at a remembrance service for Maze at a family home on Jefferson Street.
The father of Maze’s oldest daughter was there, remembering the day she went missing.
“I get a call while I’m in class, and it’s her,” Roy Gillespie says. “But I never took the chance to answer it. Only if I took that one moment just to step out of class and answer that phone call, I wouldn’t have to explain this to my daughter.”
As Gillespie and others that loved Maze wait for an explanation, they’re starting to look at Jahleel Hoskins for answers.
Maze’s family confirms that a man at an April 1 prayer vigil for Maze is Hoskins, 25. He was Maze’s boyfriend at the time of her disappearance.
He’s been in jail on a parole hold since April 23 with no bond.
The family also says he was at the family home on March 24, when FOX 17 first sat down with Maze’s loved ones.
Court records list Hoskins at Maze’s boyfriend in a report for February 18. The report says Hoskins got into a drunken altercation with the father of two of Latrice’s children – stabbing the man four times.
Hoskins has a lengthy criminal record that dates back to 2005. He’s served jail time for possessing and delivering drugs. He also has weapon and assault charges on file.
However, police still haven’t charged him in this case and have not linked him to Maze’s disappearance.