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Missing woman, 31, found dead in Northern Michigan woods. "Updated 02.25.22"


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ALPENA TOWNSHIP, MI – The body of a missing 31-year-old woman was found in a wooded area in Northern Michigan over the weekend, police said. They believe her death was a homicide.


Abby Hill had been missing since Oct. 5. Acting on a tip, troopers from the Michigan State Police Alpena Post responded to a wooded area in Alpena Township on Friday, Oct. 15, and found what they believe to be Hill’s body, Police said-


A positive identification has not yet been made, police said. An autopsy is scheduled for today, Oct. 18, to determine cause of death.


Hill had previously been identified as one of three people who allegedly called a tow truck, held the driver at gunpoint and had him drive them to a location on Sept. 21. She was wanted for kidnapping and felon in possession of a firearm related to that incident. Joshua Wirgau was also identified in that group; he is a person of interest in the suspicious death of 18-year-old Brynn Bills whose body was found buried on his property on Sept. 28. The location where they allegedly had the tow truck driver drop them off was recently searched.



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Two men accused of kidnapping truck driver get charges dropped as part of plea deal



ALPENA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Two men accused of kidnapping a Prells tow truck employee forcing him to drive them around at gunpoint have both pleaded guilty to a felony firearm charge, with additional charges being dropped as part of a plea deal.


Joshua Wirgau pleaded guilty Tuesday to one of the four charges against him, with charges of unlawful imprisonment, assault with a dangerous weapon and felon in possession of a firearm dropped.


Brad Srebnik pleaded guilty to one of the charges against him, while other charges of unlawful imprisonment and felon in possession of a firearm were dropped.

Both men are set to be sentenced April 18.


The charges stem from a September 21 incident allegedly involving Srebnik, Wirgau and Abby Hill, a woman reported missing in early October and found dead a few weeks later.


According to the tow truck driver, the trio had a large black bag with them in the back on the night they allegedly kidnapped him.


Michigan State Police said Wirgau is a person of interest in the disappearance of Brynn Bills, who was also found dead in Alpena County.



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