HONOR, Mich. (WWJ/AP) - The family of a metro Detroit woman who disappeared from a cabin in northern Michigan last month is offering a $100,000 reward for information on her whereabouts.
Adrienne Quintal, 47, was reported missing from a cabin near Honor, about 20 miles southwest of Traverse City.
Police said Quintal called a family friend in Warren on Oct. 17 at 2:34 a.m. and said she was in a shootout with two men who were outside the cabin and that she had shot one in the face. Quintal urged the friend to call the police.
Authorities said they found multiple bullet holes in the empty cabin and shell casings on the ground outside, but no blood or other signs that anyone had been shot or otherwise injured.
Shots were fired from inside the cabin out, but none from outside, according to Benzie County Sheriff Ted Schendel, where Quintal's cell phone, purse, and a handgun were found. She also left her vehicle behind.
Schendel, who asked deer hunters to keep an eye out for Quintal, told WWJ Newsradio 950 that investigators are working three theories in the case.
1. "Something medical" happened to Quintal, possibly involving drugs, and that she ran off into the woods; 2. Quintal was abducted; 3. Quintal staged her own disappearance.
Quintal, who goes by the nickname "Ada," is described as a white female with long brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5'7'' tall and weighs around 125 lbs.
Her sister, Jenny Bryson told the Detroit Free Press that she lies awake at night wondering where she is.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Benzie County Sheriff's Office at 231-882-4487. Tips can also be submitted to the Michigan State Police Silent Observer at 1-866-774-2345.