MONROE (WWJ/AP) – Authorities say two people have been charged with lying to investigators about the disappearance of a 22-year-old Maybee woman.
Investigators have received more than 600 tips from the public since Chelsea Bruck went missing three months ago and police say at least two of those reports involved sources who concocted stories about what they saw or knew about her disappearance.READ MORE: 133,000 People Remain Under Boil Water Advisory In Michigan, Could Take Weeks Before Water Is Safe To Drink
Monroe County Prosecutor William Paul Nichols said a 29-year-old Kerri Carr, of Toledo, was charged Tuesday with lying to a police officer. She reportedly told detectives that her ex-boyfriend killed Bruck and dumped her body in a cemetery.
Ninteen-year-old Harlin Bird, of Flat Rock, was also charged with lying to a police officer after allegedly reporting he saw two men harass and drive off with Bruck during a Halloween party in Frenchtown Township.
“I think it’s pretty sad,” Bruck’s mother, Leannda, told The Monroe News. “I suppose they’re looking for attention. I just don’t understand it.”READ MORE: Salvation Army Collecting Supplies For Back To School Drive
A $30,000 cash reward has been offered in the case. Bruck has been missing since Oct. 26, when apparently she walked away from a Halloween party at a rural farmhouse on Post Road in Frenchtown Township during the early morning hours.
Bruck was last seen wearing a “Poison Ivy” Batman character costume, which consisted of black tight-fitting yoga pants or leggings, a green ivy leaf-covered top, and a long, dark purple wig.
Sheriff’s officials said a witness reported seeing Chelsea Bruck walking away from the party at around 3 a.m. with an unknown man. The pair was spotted walking toward where cars were parked, according to the witness, but it’s unknown whether or not they left together.
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