ALPENA, Mich. (AP) — Police found a woman’s body in a wooded area near Alpena, the second suspicious death in recent weeks.
Residents in the northern Michigan community said they’re not accustomed to it.READ MORE: Son Fatally Shoots Mother While Driving On Woodward Near Royal Oak
“I think up here, we tend to think that we’re in this little safe bubble. And maybe it’s a bit of a reality check, too,” Taylor Allen told WPBN-TV. “But all together as a small community it just really stinks, it hurts.”
The body of Abby Hill, 31, was found Friday in Alpena Township. She was Facebook friends with Brynn Bills, who disappeared in August shortly before she would have turned 18. Her body was buried at a home in Alpena when it was discovered in September.
State police said Hill was killed. An autopsy was planned Monday. Bills’ death is considered suspicious, but it has not been declared a homicide yet.READ MORE: Wixom Man Charged In Shooting Death Of Father's Ex-Girlfriend
“There’s no real worries about walking around, not around Alpena,” resident Mason Rouleau said. “It’s more just the people you associate with that you’ve got to worry about.”
Hill had been missing since early October. She was wanted on charges of unlawful imprisonment and illegal possession of a gun, The Alpena News reported.
Two men charged with her are in the Alpena County jail, including one who owned the property where Bills’ body was found. No one has been charged in Bills’ death.MORE NEWS: Michigan Community Choosing To Help Each Other In Time Of Need After Flint Home Explosion
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