Woman beaten, shot to death near Nashville ID’d

Barry County

A home off of Guy Road in Barry County’s Maple Grove Township where a female’s body was recovered on Feb. 17, 2021. (Feb. 18, 2021)

MAPLE GROVE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Barry County authorities have released the name of a woman whose body was discovered near the village of Nashville earlier this week.

She was Gracyn-Michael Brickley, 18, of Ionia County.

Andrew John-Lawrence Lafey, 21, has been charged with murdering her.

A booking photo of Andrew Lafey.

Investigators say two men showed up at the Nashville police station Wednesday, one of them saying he had seen a recording of Lafey attacking Brickley the day prior.

Barry County sheriff’s deputies then found her body in the woods behind a home on Guy Road in Maple Grove Township, south of Nashville. She had been beaten and shot.

Lafey was arrested at the home shortly after the body was found.

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