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.
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.