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Police: Metro Detroit woman told friend she was in shootout before disappearing in northern Michigan

Adrienne Quintal missing since Oct. 17

BENZIE COUNTY, Mich. – A Metro Detroit woman who disappeared in northern Michigan last month called a friend beforehand and said she was involved in a shootout, police said.

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Adrienne Quintal, 47, hasn’t been seen since Oct. 17. She was visiting a family cabin in Honor in Benzie County.

Police said Quintal, of Warren, called a friend back home to tell the, she was shooting at two men who were shooting at her. She told her friend she shot one of the men in the face.

Adrienne Quintal (WDIV)

There are bullet holes in the windows at the home where Quintal was staying. Benzie County Sheriff Ted Schendel said the shots fired came from inside the house.

Schendel said there’s no sign someone was shot in the face nor that someone was shooting into the home.

“We’re very puzzled by this case. I’ve been doing this for 39 years, and there’s just a lot of things going that this just doesn’t make sense,” he said.

Police found Quintal’s cell phone, shoes and a gun at the house. They have searched the woods in the area, but they haven’t found any sign of her.

Anyone who has seen or heard from Quintal is asked to contact the Benzie County Central Dispatch at 231-882-4487 or the Michigan State Police Silent Observer at 1-866-774-2345.


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