February 21, 2020


Chelsea Ellen Bruck was last seen leaving a crowded Halloween party around 3:00am on October 26th, 2014 in Newport, Michigan.

The 22-year-old was dressed as the Batman character ‘Poison Ivy’ wearing black yoga pants, ivy leaves and a dark wig. Police have released the sketch below of a man with whom witnesses say Bruck was last seen before she vanished. However, the man has not yet been identified and police have not named him a suspect in her disappearance.

Monroe Police have also identified and spoken with four men who were wearing orange security shirts at the party, but have not said if any of them is possibly connected to the case. Police said there may have been more than 800 people at the party, and they are interested in any information from those who may have seen Chelsea there.

The Facebook group, Help Find Chelsea Bruck, has already gained more than 6,500 members. Hundreds of volunteers are continuing to comb the cornfields and wooded areas surrounding the property where she was last seen, but so far have not turned up any new clues.

“This is 100% uncharacteristic, it’s not anything she would do,” Bruck’s sister, Kassandra, told local NBC affiliate NBC 24. “She even told my mom, ‘I’m not staying long. I’ll be back in a couple of hours.’ This has just broken my parents.”

A prayer vigil is being held tonight, November 3rd, starting at 5:45pm at Monroe’s Loranger Square. Participants are asked to arrive between 5:00pm and 5:30pm.

Chelsea is 5’7” tall, 140 lbs. with blonde hair, green eyes, and a small anchor tattoo behind her right ear. Anyone with information that could help in Chelsea’s case is asked to call the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at (734) 240-7700, or the Monroe county Central Dispatch at (734) 243-7070.

First published November 3 2014, 10:59 AM

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Woman Vanishes Following Halloween Party

PHOTO: A candle illuminates a portrait of Chelsea Bruck at candlelight vigil in Frenchtown Township, Mich., Oct. 28, 2014.

A young woman who vanished after an early Halloween party last weekend was last seen in a parking lot with a man who has a black moustache and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, police said.

Chelsea Ellen Bruck was last seen leaving the party between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. Sunday while dressed as the Batman character Poison Ivy.

PHOTO: A search poster for Chelsea Bruck, provided by the Monroe County Sheriffs Office, is shown.

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PHOTO: A search poster for Chelsea Bruck, provided by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, is shown.

Police in Monroe County, which is located in southeast Michigan, have issued a missing persons poster showing the normally blonde 22-year-old wearing her costume, which consisted of a top made of ivy leaves and a black wig that appeared red at the ends.

The sheriff’s office has also released a sketch of a man that they say was last seen with Bruck near where cars were parked outside of the party. The man was believed to have dark hair, a thin mustache and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

PHOTO: A sketch of a man who was last seen with Chelsea Bruck, early Oct. 26, 2014.

Monroe County Sheriffs Office

PHOTO: A sketch of a man who was last seen with Chelsea Bruck, early Oct. 26, 2014.

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Woman Vanishes Following Halloween Party

Arguments led to neighbor's shooting death, deputies say

A deputy with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office detains Randall J. Smith in relation to a shooting on Northwest 69th Drive in Gainesville on Monday.

Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun

Published: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 9:53 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 12:26 p.m.

Randall Smith was spraying herbicide on some poison ivy along the edge of the drive, a report said, when he heard his neighbor’s truck coming down the road Monday afternoon.

After living next to each other for 10 years, Smith, 54, of 5425 NW 69th Drive, and Michael Carreiro, 47, of 5725 NW 69th Drive, still argued about Smith’s efforts to maintain the easement along Northwest 69th Drive.

Carreiro had threatened him before, Smith would later tell investigators, but no physical violence had ever occurred, an Alachua County Sheriff’s Office report said.

Smith was walking back to his house around 4:34 p.m. when he heard the truck door open. He turned around to see Carreiro walking briskly toward him, so Smith put down his sprayer and put his hands up, the report said.

“What the (expletive) are you doing?” Carreiro yelled at him.

Smith said Carreiro then told him he was going to kill Smith and his family. Deputies said Smith put his hands behind his back and took his gun from its holster.

Carreiro’s last words were a taunt. Smith “wouldn’t use the gun,” Smith recalled Carreiro saying.

Smith fired rapidly from around 20 feet away. One, two, three, four … 12 shots, until Carreiro was still, facedown on the ground with his arms tucked underneath him, the report said.

Smith walked closer to Carreiro and paused for a moment. Then, he fired two more shots into Carreiro’s back, the report said.

Smith called 911 and said he had just shot someone. When deputies arrived, he was still on the phone with a dispatcher and followed instructions to put down his firearm.

Carreiro was lying on Northwest 69th Drive near 14 shell casings. Emergency responders tried to save Carreiro, but he died 17 minutes after the shooting at 4:51 p.m., the report said.

Smith was booked into the Alachua County jail at 12:23 a.m. Tuesday on homicide charges and remains there in lieu of $1 million bond.

In August, Smith filed for an injunction for protection against Carreiro, but it was denied the same day, Alachua County court records show. Carriero was previously arrested and found guilty in 2010 of aggravated stalking, four counts of criminal mischief and one count of fraud, court records show.

Smith also had a concealed carry permit for his weapon, the report noted.

Cars lined Carreiro’s property Tuesday afternoon. A man on the property who identified himself as Carreiro’s uncle would say only that the family was grieving and confused about the situation.

Karen Adamson, who recently moved into the neighborhood, said she had no idea her neighbors were arguing over property lines.

“I’m the newbie in the neighborhood, so the whole thing came as a shock,” she said. “Randy had just welcomed us into the neighborhood, but we still hadn’t met (Carreiro).”

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Arguments led to neighbor's shooting death, deputies say

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