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Woman's Body Found 9 Weeks After Frantic Phone Call

She told friend she had been in shootout with 2 men
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2019 4:25 AM CST
Police released this photo of Adrienne Quintal.   (Benzie County Sheriff's Office)

(Newser) – The body of a Michigan woman has been found near her family's cabin, nine weeks after she called a friend and asked her to call the police. Relatives say that after many searches, the body of a woman believed to be 47-year-old Adrienne "Ada" Quintal was found near a flooded dam around 350 yards away from the cabin in Honor, 255 miles northwest of Detroit, the Detroit News reports. Quintal called the friend at 2:34am on Oct 17, saying she had been in a shootout with two men. She said she had shot one of them in the face and the other was shooting at her. The friend called police but the address Quintal had given her was incorrect. Officers found the cabin at 3:15am but Quintal was not inside. Her phone, purse, and handgun were found at the scene and her vehicle was nearby.

Police say no blood or other signs that a person had been injured were found at the scene, MLive reports. Investigators found that there were multiple bullet holes in one of the cabin's windows, but all the shots had been fired from inside. Police and relatives believe Quintal, who suffered a head injury months earlier, may have had some kind of medical issue, reports the Detroit Free Press. Benzie County Undersheriff Kyle Rosa tells the Traverse City Record-Eagle that the body was found in a flooded area near where searchers had looked before. "We're hopeful that it’s Quintal so that we can close out our case and we can bring closure to the family, finally," he says. (Read more Michigan stories.)

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