CARLETON (WWJ) – An investigation is underway after the body of a woman is found in a field in Monroe County Friday afternoon.
Police were called after construction workers discovered a body while working near Briar Hill Road near Will Carleton Road.
Monroe County Sheriff Deputy Chief Heath Velliquette says a man came across the woman’s body as he was doing work on his property. Velliquette says they have reached out to the family of Chelsea Bruck, who has been missing since last October.
“We are in contact with the family. They have been talked to, we do not want to confirm anything yet because we don’t have enough information to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ that’s where the medical examiners office and the other agencies will help and determine whether that is or is not,” said Velliquette.
He says an autopsy will be done, likely within the next couple of days. He says it also requires assistance from an anthropologist because of the decomposed condition of the body.
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. A $30,000 cash reward has been offered in the case.
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.
In early April, it appeared like there was a break in the case — when Monroe County Sheriff’s Office detectives responded to Flat Rock regarding a tip related to the Bruck investigation. Detectives searched an abandoned industrial site consisting of approximately 60 overgrown acres, formerly known as Specialty Petroleum, on Peters Road south of Van Horn Road.
The clothing has been sent for DNA testing to either confirm a connection to Bruck … or to rule one out.
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