Police release surveillance video in Dearborn murder, abduction

20-year-old Family Dollar employee shot dead, co-worker missing after apparent robbery

DEARBORN, Mich. – Dearborn police believe a man on store surveillance video is a suspect in the shooting death of 20-year-old Joseph Orlando and the abduction of his 20-year-old co-worker Brenna Machus.

Video: Store surveillance of suspect at Dearborn Family Dollar

The video shows the man walk into the store about 7:30 p.m. Monday with his face covered. He was dressed in all black -- with blue jeans and white shoes -- when he entered the store on Michigan Avenue.

The man picked up a shopping cart on his way in. Investigators believe a short time after the video was taken the man shot and killed Orlando before abducting Machus, who is the assistant store manager.

Story: Dearborn store employee killed, co-worker still missing

"It's awful. It's disgusting. A person can't even work without fearing for their life," said Janet Sanders, a customer.

Co-workers found the store trashed Tuesday morning. They then found Orlando's body and called police.

"We're gonna get to the bottom of this and we're going to leave no stone unturned," said Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad. "I'm going to throw every resource the Dearborn police has behind this crime and we'll bring the person or persons to justice on this."

Joe Orlando and Brenna Kathleen Machus

-- Joseph Orlando and Brenna Machus

Full Screen
1 / 5