Discussion in 'Cold Cases' started by BetteDavisEyes, Aug 2, 2016.
New details emerge in 2016 murdered jogger case - Court TV
Interesting. I tended to believe this was a stranger, but everything I read up till now said LE believed she knew her killer. (And yet besides her ex-boyfriend, LE focused on a person Alexandra probably didn't know.) I really thought if this was someone she knew LE would be able to narrow down the field.
So now I'm back to my theory that this was someone who has been out there before. Possibly shooting his shotgun or some other gun like a .22. I imagine LE canvassed the residents on that road about hearing someone shooting out there in the past or at least I hope they did. Asking residents about vehicles that day five years ago is really stretching the limits of memories.
Court TV ran this story again tonight. Interesting that the parents want tips made to the CrimeStoppers tip line.
They've also added to the reward fund. Five years ago, there was so much focus on former boyfriend and LE refused to clear him. Today, it is believed to be random. That's quite a leap.
It sounds like the (former?) boyfried has been cleared. He attracted a lot of attention by failing a polygraph, attacking anyone who doubted him (also in this forum) and by accusing the parents of the murder. I wasn't sure what to think about all that. In my mind it was about 50-50 whether it was the (ex) boyfriend or a stranger. The police never really explained why they were thinking that she knew the perpetrator.
A stranger, attempting assault or kidnapping etc, seems like a possibility. Alexandra was short and the perp(s) could have believed she was easy
to overpower. Unfortunately I am pessimistic now. There doesn't seem much to go on. The police has no DNA or finger prints as far as we know,
only some shells. There were no witnesses, except for someone seeing a speeding white car around that time but this may or may not have been related.
If anyone has any info, I hope they will come forward.
Why the flip in theory, I wonder?
Hi Black Squirrel, good to "see" you.
The only stranger scenario I could imagine would be gang initiation. There seems to be a fair amount of gang activity surrounding Detroit, and satellite hubs around it. That's really the only scenario I can think of.
Amateur opinion and speculation
Has LE released a statement on this case?
My guess is that Mollie Tibbetts murder was around the same time, while she was jogging and it was random.
The CTV segment I saw didn't feature LE speaking on camera.
Parents of murdered Oakland County jogger hope tipster will come forward (clickondetroit.com)
Family marks 5 years since Ally Brueger’s death
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Ally Brueger was shot and killed along a dirt road near her home in Rose Township on July 30, 2016. Since then, her parents have never stopped working to find her killer.
This year, Nikki and Franz Brueger marked five years since their daughter was killed. Franz Brueger still takes walks along the road almost every day.
“You know, what went through her mind when she got to that spot?” Franz Brueger said...
Nikki said investigators initially told the family they believed Ally was the victim of a targeted attack, and Ally knew her killer. But she said now they're telling her they no longer believe that.
"They created this false sense of security. Not only in Rose Township, but in Holly, in Fenton, in Highland, in all of the surrounding areas,” Nikki said.
"Because what I did, it prevented people that had tips thinking that this case was going to get solved right away so, and ya know, most people do not want to get involved,” Nikki said.
But they want to know who killed their daughter and why. They hope a $20,000 reward entices a witness or informant to come forward.
“It's not too late if they saw something. And it's not that hard to pick up a phone. You can stay anonymous,” Nikki said.
Parents look for answers in daughter’s unsolved murder
*I’m so glad to see any movement on this case. Ally needs justice.
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I don't believe this was random, no matter what LE is saying.
If this is random - which I've believed is the most likely scenario - this is going to be TOUGH to solve. I'm not ruling out a targeted murder since it is possible the killer was aware of her route.
I also believe this is random and that the killer is deceased. Which is heartbreaking for her family because they aren't getting answers.
Wow! Not only random, but the killer being deceased. Won't be the first time though.
“It was a stranger that killed our daughter. It was a stranger that pulled the trigger,” Nikki Brueger said. “Just the very fact that I can say this to the public. That it’s a stranger that pulled the trigger. I hope encourages someone that has a tip, that has some information that has been quiet to now free themselves of that information.”
The reward for information leading to an arrest in the cases is up to $20,000. Ally Brueger’s parents said for the first time in a long time, they feel hopeful someone will come forward with information that could help police track down her killer.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up. All tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous. Click here to submit a tip online.
Parents of murdered Oakland County jogger hope tipster will come forward