Missing Southfield Woman Found Dead in Northern Michigan

December 23, 2019, 7:35 AM

Adrienne "Ada" Quintal, 47, of Southfield, had been reported missing for more than nine weeks.

On Saturday, her body was found near a dam about 300-400 yards from her family's Benzie County cabin in Honor, family members tell Fox 2.  Volunteer search and rescue teams with K9s helped to locate Quintal along with family members.

Authorities are working to determine the cause of death. 

“From what we could see upon our initial contact and recovery, we did not see anything that would indicate foul play or cause of death at that time,” Kyle Rosa of the Benzie County Sheriff’s Office tells WDIV.

The Detroit News reports:

At 2:34 a.m. on Oct. 17, authorities said a family friend received a phone call from Quintal, during which Quintal said she exchanged gunfire with two men, according to a release from the Benzie County Sheriff's Office.

During the phone call, which lasted 4 minutes, 27 seconds, Quintal told the friend that she had shot one of the men in the face and the other one was shooting at her, the department said. Quintal asked the friend to call the police for her and gave an address of 2900 Indian Hill Road in Honor.

In November, the family posted this on Facebook:

On October 17, 2019, Ada (Ribbing) Quintal disappeared from Honor, MI. She made a frantic phone call to a family friend at approximately 2:30 AM. When police arrived, there was no sign of Ada.

The family friend heard gunshots and Ada desperately asked for her to call police. When police arrived there were signs of foul-play (bullet holes in window, purse and ID inside cabin,  car in driveway, as well as shoes and cell phone on roof). There was no sign of Ada. Police found her empty gun in the grass outside the cabin. There was no sign of shots going into the cabin and no blood in or around the residence.

Read more:  Fox 2

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