Drugs linked to death of Michigan woman who was missing

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HONOR, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area woman whose disappearance last fall led to highly publicized searches in northern Michigan and suspicions about foul play died of a drug combination, tests revealed.

The medical examiner in Benzie County pointed to the effects of methamphetamine and Diazepam, an anti-anxiety drug, according to a report released Thursday. Cold weather also was a factor.

The body of Adrienne Quintal of Southfield was discovered in December, outdoors in water near a family cabin, two months after she had traveled to the northern Lower Peninsula. There were no obvious signs of foul play at the time.

Relatives said Quintal, 47, called a friend in the wee hours on Oct. 17 to say she was involved in a shootout with two men who were outside the cabin near Honor, about 20 miles southwest of Traverse City.

Investigators found bullet holes in the empty cabin and shell casings on the ground from what appeared to be multiple guns.

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