Press Release: Endangered Missing Found Deceased

Lapeer County SheriffOn Friday 03-01-2013 at 6:16 PM, Lapeer County Sheriffs Deputies responded to a residence located on a private drive off Diehl Road in Metamora (Hadley Township) for a missing 13 year old.The 13 year old (name being withheld) departed his residence between approximately 4:15 PM and 5:25 PM traveling by foot. There were circumstances that supported the individual was endangered and a firearm from the residence was unaccounted for. The residence is surrounded by woods, fields, and land owned by the State of Michigan (game area). An extensive search of the area was performed during the evening hours (after dark) on Friday 03-01-2013. Lapeer County Deputies were assisted by Michigan State Police Troopers (Lapeer Post), Michigan State Police CanineTeam, and the Oakland County Sheriffs Aviation Division. Around midnight, search efforts were temporarily suspended until morning.The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children was notified. Arrangements were established to resume on Saturday 03-02-2013 at 8 AM.

On Saturday 03-02-2013 at 8 AM, agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Flint Field Office) and Oakland County Sheriffs Office Aviation Division joined Lapeer County Sheriffs Deputies. The Lapeer County Sheriffs Mounted Division searched using horses. Ray C’s Cycles in Lapeer provided quad runners to aid with the ground search. Michigan Search and Rescue was responding with numerous canine teams.

Around 9:08 AM, the search came to an end when the missing was discovered deceased of a self inflicted gun shot wound in a wooded ravine within close distance to their residence.

This case remains under investigation by the Lapeer County Sheriff s Office.

Project Update on the M-24 Bridge Project

On Monday June 4, 2012 MDOT will be starting on the bridge replacement on M-24 over Plum Creek.  Preliminary work will be performed on Monday and on Tuesday June 7; the temporary signals will be energized for the upcoming bridge work.  The completion date for this work is late October 2012.

This bridge is approximately 1.5 miles north of Davis Lake Road.

Fatal Traffic Crash

On Friday 05-25-2012 at 11:04 AM, Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an injury traffic crash on Lake Pleasant Road south of Lum Road in Attica (Arcadia Township).

Alice McCoy age 69 from Imlay City was traveling south on Lake Pleasant Road driving a 2011 Dodge Avenger. McCoy crested a hill approaching another southbound vehicle that was traveling below the posted 55 MPH speed limit.

McCoy’s swerved to the left but contacted the rear driver’s corner of a 2010 GMC Terrain driven by Nancy Schodowski age 67 from Attica. McCoy continued across the center line and collided head on with a northbound 2004 Buick LeSabre driven by Robbert Ferguson age 45 from Attica.

McCoy was wearing her seat belt with her vehicle’s airbags deploying. CPR was administered on McCoy while she was transported to McLaren- Lapeer Region. McCoy died of injuries sustained upon arrival at McLaren- Lapeer Region.

Ferguson was transported to McLaren- Lapeer Region for non-life threatening injuries.
Schodowski declined medical treatment at the scene.

Preliminary investigation supports that neither alcohol nor excessive speed are a factor in this traffic crash. The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Michigan State Police- Lapeer Regional Post.

Lake Pleasant Road was closed or partially restricted for approximately 2 ½ hours for rescue and investigative purposes. This traffic crash remains under investigation by the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office.

Traffic Update on M-24 over the Railroad Bridge

Starting at 8:00 pm tonight (Tuesday May 15, 2012) MDOT will be setting a temporary concrete barrier wall on M-24 over the Railroad Bridge.  This work should be completed by 5:00 am Wednesday May 16, 2012.

In order to set the temporary concrete wall, “MDOT will have to maintain one lane of traffic for both directions” using flag control.