Missing Wexford County toddler found safe, reunited with father

Posted at 1:43 PM, Nov 13, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A toddler who was missing for 11 days was reunited with her father.

"Oh my gosh, it’s amazing. I have been worried sick. I haven’t seen or spoke to her in about a month and this has been going on for two weeks now," said Justin Gerschoffer, whose daughter Carter Gerschoffer went missing. "I cant put it into words how I’m feeling right now, I’m just go grateful.”

Michigan State Police in Cadillac say Carter was found safe in Grand Rapids after a possible parental abduction. She was last seen November 2 with her mother Brittany Gerschoffer and her boyfriend, Travis Jordan. Justin says he and Brittany separated about 6-months ago.

Brittany Gerschoffer's and Jordan's vehicle was found abandoned in the Meijer parking lot in Cadillac the day they were last seen.

"Oh it was rough," Justin Gerschoffer said. "Still trying to work and get through every day. I was worrying if she's eating, is she warm, is she alright? I had no idea at all and that was the worst part – not knowing."

Carter was eventually found safe Monday at a motel in Grand Rapids. Two adults were arrested and are pending arraignment in the Wexford County District Court.

Justin Gerschoffer is happy he has Carter back and is excited for her to video chat his other 8-year-old daughter living down state.

"She has a lot of family that loves her," Justin Gerschoffer said.