A body that was discovered on Friday, the 24th of April 2015, at a building construction site in a rural area, has been identified as Chelsea Bruck, a 22 -year- old student from Maybee who has been missing for six months. She was last seen at a Halloween party last year, according to Dale Malone, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. A representative of the medical examiner’s office in Wayne county, Ryan Bridges, said that dental records of the body confirmed that it was Chelsea Bruck.
Police have been talking about a homicide ever since April 5, when her Halloween dress (Poison Ivy) was found at an empty industrial site in Flat Rock, 10 miles from the spot her skeletal remains were discovered. According to Dale Malone, there was evidence both at the scene and on the dress indicating that the girl was murdered close to the place the body was dumped. However, he refused to discuss if there are any suspects at this point. The cause of death has not been established yet, even if an autopsy was carried out on Saturday morning. According to officials, the preliminary autopsy was not conclusive enough and more investigations are needed to determine how she died. This can take up to a month. However, it was established that the body had been lying at the construction site for months. That site is only 12 miles away from the place where she was last seen at the Halloween party. According to witnesses, she was spotted in Newport, on October 26, at 3 a.m. dressed in her Halloween costume. She was accompanied by a man and going towards the car park.
The girl’s family had made desperate efforts to find the girl. They distributed about 1 million fliers all around the U.S.A. Even a Facebook page was set up, “Help Find Chelsea Bruck”, which 12.000 people joined. Nevertheless, the parents remained silent after the news was released and were not present at the conference.
Dale Malone said that there are still many more things to determine, even if the police are more than half way through, but they would not stop until they’ve found the people who are guilty for the girl’s death. He also declared that the murderer probably knew the place quite well, taking into account that the body was dumped on a private property. Nevertheless, the property owner who found Chelsea’s body is not a suspect.
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