$5K reward offered for tips in slain jogger case

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for tips leading to an arrest in the recent fatal shooting of a jogger in Rose Township.

Investigators have received more than 50 tips from the public but “are continuing to seek information in the case” of who shot Alexandra Brueger, Michigan State Police said in a statement Tuesday.

“Anyone with information related to the person responsible for this incident or those who might have knowledge of the individual responsible for this tragic incident are encouraged to contact law enforcement,” the release read.

State police say Brueger was shot multiple times July 30 while jogging on a dirt road in rural Rose Township on Saturday. MSP received a 911 call at about 2:35 p.m. that an “unknown individual” had shot a woman on a front lawn in the 11000 block of Fish Lake Road.

In one of several calls to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office about the incident, a dispatcher was told that the woman had been struck four times.

To generate leads, and as part of an effort to combat violent crime across the country, the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is offering the $5,000 reward. Tips can be reported to state police at 1-855-MICH-TIP.

“Information about suspicious persons or unusual vehicles in the area of Fish Lake Road could be extremely important,” state police said Tuesday. “Even if you think your information is unimportant or that someone else may have already reported what you know, please contact investigators.”

The MSP public information officer was also expected to discuss the reward and investigation between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Rose Township offices, 9080 Mason, Holly.

Brueger, 31, of Holly Township was a registered nurse at Providence Park Hospital in Novi, relatives said on a GoFundMe page that has raised more than $22,000 for funeral and medical costs.

“Ally was our beloved, only child. She was kind, thoughtful, considerate,” read a post on the website. “She had a witty sense of humor but she was also a very serious-minded individual. ... Her wish would have been to have all of her organs donated, but because of the senseless way she perished that was not possible.”