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    MI - Michelle DeGrace, 40, Shelby Township, 17 March 2011

    Michelle was last seen last night at 9pm. Her car was found with blood in it. Just saw this on my local news....

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    The sheriff says blood was found by the vehicle and they have taped off the area. The missing woman has been identified as 40-year-old Michelle DeGrace from Shelby Township. When police searched her home several notes were found, but police are not revealing what was contained in the notes.

    DeGrace is 5'3" tall and weighs about 150 pounds. She has long blonde hair and was last seen wearing a blue blouse and dark pants. Her shirt has a blue "camouflage' appearance with a floral design on the front. DeGrace may also be wearing a pair of black slippers.

    DeGrace was last seen in Shelby Township at around 9:00 p.m. Thursday. Her car was found Friday morning in the area of 31 Mile and Campground
    http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/...-missing-woman


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    "She is missing. The vehicle was left unattended. There was blood (on) the scene inside the car, so we do believe she's injured, and we're looking and trying hard to locate her," Wickersham told FOX 2.

    The sheriff says they called DeGrace's husband as soon as possible. He confirmed it was the car she was driving that was found in Washington Township.

    The Macomb County Sheriff's Department deployed searchers to trek through the muddy roads looking for DeGrace, a mother from Shelby Township.

    "We've had help from the U.S. Coast Guard with their helicopter, our air reserve helicopter. I have reserves in the area, our K-9 units. So, we're searching the area hoping to find her," said Wickersham.

    It was a small amount of blood found on the dashboard. They believe DeGrace was injured and is now missing. They need everybody in the area to be on the lookout.
    http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news...-20110318-wpms

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    DeGrace's purse was inside the car, and nothing appeared to be missing.

    WXYZ-TV reports the 40-year-old woman was last seen in Shelby Township around 9 p.m. Thursday.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/c...,2143386.story

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    Police found Michelle Kristen DeGrace’s unoccupied car with blood inside it on Campground Road, north of 31 Mile — seven or eight miles from her Shelby Township home. A passerby reported the 1991 Dodge Concord in the dirt road at about 6:30 a.m. today.
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    Police contacted the registered owner of the vehicle, who is DeGrace’s husband. He said his wife and vehicle were missing, and he had reported that to Shelby Township police, Wickersham said.

    Wickersham said DeGrace, 40, has not turned up at any hospitals. Authorities believe she drove to the area, abandoned the car and was alive when she left it, Wickersham said. He declined comment on whether DeGrace may have harmed herself.
    http://www.freep.com/article/2011031...sey=nav%7Chead

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    Michelle Kristen DeGrace’s family reported her missing before her vehicle was found on the north side of 31 Mile and Campground roads around 6:30 a.m.

    A passerby reported the abandoned 1999 Dodge Concord on the roadway, and when deputies looked inside the vehicle, they found what appeared to be blood.

    “As it was put, we have every reason to believe she was injured so we are doing what we can to try and find her,” said Macomb County Captain John Roberts.

    Sheriff Tony Wickersham said he believes DeGrace left her purse behind and walked away from the vehicle.

    When investigators called the registered owner of the vehicle, DeGrace's husband, he said she had left in that vehicle and he had already reported her missing.

    Wickersham said, based on the information that has been collected, there are no signs of foul play.
    http://shelby-utica.patch.com/articl...township-woman
    Last edited by Salem; 03-20-2011 at 12:57 PM.

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    An area canvass will be organized by the Macomb County Sheriff Office on 3-19-2011 at approximately 9am in the Romeo High School parking lot. Anyone seeking to volunteer in the search may participate by meeting at the Romeo High School at the above time and date and receive instructions from police personnel at that time.

    If you have information that can assist in helping safely locate MICHELLE DEGRACE, please call 911 or contact the Shelby Twp Police at 586-731-2121 ext. 3, or Macomb County Sheriff Dept at 586-469-5151.
    http://local.nixle.com/alert/4667979/

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    praying for michelle and her family and friends......

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    • Last seen at 9 PM - By who? Hubby?
    • Car found at 6:30 AM -Warm to the touch still, drove all night?
    • Blood on the dash of the car
    • Wearing slippers in last seen description-Did she & hubby have a fight?
    • Notes found in her home-Suicide?

    No mention of any children. Hoping Michelle is found safe and just took off to get her head clear.

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    Her car was found just outside my sub. The WXYZ report references daughters, and they reported that she has 2. The skys were all a buzz with helicopters and airplanes, it was quite eery, as this is a pretty quiet area. I was so hoping that I would wake to see that she had been found, but we are going out for the search this morning.
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    Thank you Nursebee. everytime i see a MI link i know you are on top of it.

    I have'nt watched or read any local news for days so i just came across this here. I have baseball this am but am hoping for time later today or tomorrow to volunteer.
    blood in the car and her not in it sounds ominous. I pray she is safe.

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    http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/...-missing-woman

    just checking the local news. Nothing new.

    She left her house around 9 p.m thurs. car found next morning early. in the middle of the street/dirt road. Her purse and blood were found and tracking dogs may have found clothing belonging to her. If she hurt herself and walked away, she should'nt be to far. But i always go to the last person to see her. I really want to know the status of the marriage. I want to know why she left @ 9 pm. The car just in the road is weird too. Like she was stopped suddenly and got out to look at the car or stopped and someone grabbed her or maybe her car was dumped there.?? Maybe a squirell ran in front and she stopped short and bumped her head. But again if she wandered away from the car she should'nt be to far away. just speculating here.

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    I think this is the place where the car was found:

    Campground road, Shelby Township, MI - Google Maps
    Last edited by KateB; 04-29-2015 at 12:08 AM. Reason: repair url tag.

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    another thing. What time did the husband report her missing? LE called him after her car was found early yesterday morning. She left at 9 p.m. Not even 12 hours from her leaving to locating the car and calling husband. When did he become alarmed that she wasn't returning and contact LE. She is an adult,I'd imagine LE would tell him to wait it out a few hours or something. Also if he reported her would LE put a bolo for the car?? And, do they have a 2nd vehicle?

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    DeGrace’s Disappearance Remains A Mystery

    Friends and family members said they were baffled by DeGrace’s disappearance.

    “She wouldn’t just up and leave her kids and her friends. She was very close to her friends,” said DeGrace’s friend Tami Bliss.

    DeGrace’s best friend, Ann Bowan, told Patch that DeGrace had made plans with her Thursday evening for Friday afternoon.

    Bowan said she was told the stay-at-home mother of two young girls went to bed with her husband around 10 p.m. Thursday. DeGrace's vehicle was found nearly seven miles away at 6:30 a.m. Friday when a passer-by reported seeing the abandoned vehicle on the side of the road.

    “We don’t know what happened in that time,” said Bowan, who added that it was unlikely that DeGrace would make plans with her if she had planned to do something to herself.

    When police called the registered owner of the vehicle, DeGrace’s husband, Friday morning, he had already reported her and the vehicle missing to the Shelby Township Police Department.

    “It just makes no sense that this is happening,” said Robin Folley, who has been friends with DeGrace since high school.

    The Shelby Township police department confiscated DeGrace’s personal computer Friday. Wickersham said they are looking for emails or information that may help them solve her mysterious disappearance.
    http://newbaltimore.patch.com/articl...g-shelby-woman


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    “We’re not going to rule out foul play because we haven’t found her yet,” said Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham. “But we do believe she was injured and she walked away from the car on her own.”

    Investigators said a small amount of blood was found on the car’s dashboard, which they believe indicates she was hurt when she left the car.

    Searchers gathered at Romeo High School about 9 a.m. today to start the renewed effort, which follows a daylong search on Friday where officers used tracking dogs, all-terrain vehicles, and a U.S. Coast Guard aviation unit in an attempt to locate DeGrace.

    Police were called Friday morning to investigate the car that was found about seven miles from her home in the 24 Mile-Mound area of Shelby Township. Officers contacted the car’s registered owner, the woman’s husband, Jerry DeGrace, who confirmed that she and the vehicle were missing.

    Shelby Township police have confiscated the woman’s personal computer from her home and investigators planned to secure a search warrant to review the contents of email or other messages in the system to see if any clues could be gained.

    Jerry DeGrace has been cooperating with law enforcers and is part of the search effort, police said.
    http://www.macombdaily.com/articles/...b430047296.txt

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    http://www.clickondetroit.com/video/27240893/index.html

    in this video LE was describing Michelle as "distraught" ?????

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    At about 9 a.m. today, search crews fanned out in the area, looking for any clues on DeGrace’s whereabouts, Wickersham said. Searchers included officers from the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, Shelby Township, reserve officers and citizens.

    “We’re looking for any clues, evidence, belongings,” Wickersham said. “We’re hoping to find her.”

    Wickersham said DeGrace’s husband last saw her Thursday night, but he did not know an exact time.

    DeGrace's purse and cell phone were inside the unoccupied vehicle, Wickersham said. The sheriff said the car did not appear to have been in an accident, and police found no signs of foul play. He declined to comment on whether DeGrace may have harmed herself.
    http://www.freep.com/article/2011031...sey=nav%7Chead

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    DeGrace's Body Found, Autopsy Results Pending

    The body of a 40-year-old Shelby Township woman who had been missing for nearly two days was found Saturday afternoon in a wooded area in Washington Township.

    The Macomb County Sheriff’s Department, with the help of a volunteer search team, found Michelle Kristen DeGrace’s body just before 1 p.m. behind a home in Quail Ridge Subdivision on 31 Mile and Campground roads.

    more at http://shelby-utica.patch.com/articl...elby-twp-woman
    Rest in Peace
    Joey, Summer, Gianni & Joseph Mateo


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    Body of missing Shelby Township woman found

    The body of a missing Shelby Township mother of two was found Saturday afternoon in northern Macomb County and authorities believe a self-inflicted cut led to her death.

    more at http://www.macombdaily.com/articles/...b430047296.txt

    Rest in Peace
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