Authorities search Michigan game area for missing Chelsea Bruck

22-year-old Maybee woman has been missing since Oct. 26

BERLIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Dozens of law enforcement officers are searching Pointe Mouillee Game Area in southeastern Michigan amid an effort to find a woman missing since a Halloween party last year.

Officials involved in the search for 22-year-old Chelsea Bruck of Maybee are taking advantage of melted snow to look Thursday along the Lake Erie shoreline in Monroe County. State police, border patrol and firefighters are participating.

Police have received hundreds of tips since Bruck vanished. Two people have been charged with lying to investigators about the case.

The Monroe County sheriff's department has said there's no evidence that Bruck was hurt or killed, but her Oct. 26 disappearance has prompted searches in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. The party in nearby Frenchtown Township drew about 600 people.

Bruck's sister, Megan Bruck, released this statement on Thursday:

"As most of you have heard the Monroe County Sheriff's Department organized an amazing search party today, nearby where Chelsea Bruck was last seen almost 5 months ago. My family and I are in constant contact with them and are kept well up to date on Chelsea's case. They have stated clearly that the reason for the search does NOT stem from a tip, but simply being compelled, now that the snow has cleared and the foliage has not yet started to grow, to re-search some areas of interest. We are so unbelievably grateful that they continue to do everything they can to bring Chelsea home to us. Unfortunately, at this time we have not received any information about the outcome of the search. We will try to keep everyone as updated as possible. Feel free to tune into any of the local news channels tonight for the most up to date information. And as always thank you so much for your continued help and support. We WILL find her and we WILL bring her home!#cantstopwontstop?#?helpfindchelseabruck ?#?hopeanchorsthesou."

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