Monroe County Sheriff's Department arrests 27-year-old Newport man in Chelsea Bruck murder

Posted at 8:34 PM, Jul 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-23 16:32:20-04

Monroe County Sheriff Dale Malone has announced an arrest in the murder of Chelsea Bruck.

The suspect’s name has not been released. He is identified as a 27-year-old from Newport. He was taken into custody Friday.

Officials say they received information from the Michigan State Police Crime Lab on Thursday that connected the suspect to the investigation.

"Surveillance was set up on the suspect's residence," Malone said. He was taken into custody around 2:55 p.m. on Friday.

Malone said they interviewed the suspect, and during the interview, "Detectives obtained details that only the killer would have known," as the information was never given to the public.

Bruck disappeared October 26, 2014 after attending a Halloween party on Post Road in Frenchtown Township. Her remains were found April 24, 2015 in a wooded lot in Ash Township.

The suspect is not being named until he is arraigned on charges, which is expected to happen Monday. Open murder charges are pending.

During the conference, Malone thanked the more than 50 agencies that had helped in the investigation, as well as the Bruck family, who have not yet released a statement regarding the arrest.