An individual of curiosity within the suspicious death of an 18-year-old Michigan girl, who was discovered buried in a contemporary grave exterior his residence two weeks in the past, might put up bond in an unrelated case, authorities stated Monday.
Joshua Wirgau, 34, had a $500,000 bond set after showing earlier than a choose in an Alpena County courtroom on Monday for the alleged kidnapping of a tow truck driver on Sept. 21, WPBN-TV reported. Wirgau had been held with out bond till the choose’s choice.
Wirgau is at the moment an individual of curiosity within the suspicious demise of Brynn Bills, whose physique was found buried on his property on Naylor Highway on Sept. 28 after investigators acted on an nameless tip, the Michigan State Police previously said.
Payments was last seen alive on Aug. 1 within the Alpena space. A explanation for demise has but to be decided and police stated the post-mortem outcomes might take months.
When investigators discovered Payments’ physique, Wirgau was already in jail on expenses of illegal imprisonment and felonious assault referring to the alleged kidnapping of the truck driver.
One other man accused of the truck driver’s kidnapping, Brad Srebnik, additionally had a $500,000 bond set. He faces the identical expenses as Wirgau. Each males must put on ankle screens ought to they put up bond.
In the meantime, police are asking for assist in finding a 3rd individual allegedly concerned within the tow truck driver’s kidnapping.
Police said 31-year-old Abby Renee Hill “is taken into account a lacking and attainable endangered individual.” She is needed on felony warrants of illegal imprisonment and felon in possession of a firearm in connection to the Sept. 21 incident.
Whereas police have solely named Wirgau as an individual of curiosity within the Payments case, investigators final week searched the world in Alpena the place Wirgau, Srebnik and Hill allegedly pressured the truck driver to take them to as a part of the investigation into Payments suspicious demise, WPBN reported.
Investigators haven’t stated what they have been searching for or whether or not they had discovered something.
No arrests have been made in connection to the Payments case.