BENZIE COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — Adrienne Quintal, the Southfield resident who has been missing since mid-October, had a shootout with two men at the northern cabin which was her last known location, deputies say.
The shootout was reported by a family friend on Oct. 17, and authorities are now releasing this information in an effort to locate Quintal.
According to investigators, the family friend received a call from Quintal that lasted 4 minutes as 27 seconds. That call involved details about a shootout with two men and Quintal. According to police, Quintal told her friend that she had shot one of the men in the face and that the other man was returning fire. Quintal then asked the family friend to contact police.
When Benzie County Sheriff's Deputies arrived at 4900 Indian Hill Road at 3:15 a.m., they found several bullet holes in the window of the cabin. They searched the area around the cabin for evidence of any injured person but found nothing. Authorities add no blood was found, however, there was evidence of shots being fired from inside the cabin to the outside.
Michigan State Police arrived on the scene and made forced entry into the cabin to investigate, which led to the initial report of suspected foul play.
Officers found Quintal's cell phone, purse and a handgun registered to her.
Deputies and state police also searched the wooded area around the cabin with K9 units and thermal imaging cameras, but were unable to locate any individual from that search.
A search warrant was used for crime lab processing of the scene that included spent casings left behind.
Quintal's family has a $10,000 reward available for information that would lead to locating the missing Southfield woman.
If you have any information related to Quintal's disappearance, contact Benzie County Central Dispatch at 231-882-4487 or the Michigan State Police Silent Observer at 1-866-774-2345.