Police still hunting for jogger’s killer

Kaylee McGhee
The Detroit News

Nearly a year after Alexandra Nicolette Brueger was fatally shot on her daily jog, questions about her sudden, violent death have yet to be answered.

The Michigan State Police issued a press release Thursday, asking the public to send in any information they might have regarding the murder of the Holly Township resident.

“The Michigan State Police have received over 200 tips in this investigation, but have not received the one that will solve this case,” Lt. Michael Shaw said in the release. “So far tips from citizens have led detectives across the country looking for information and possible suspects.”

MSP said Brueger was shot with a shotgun in the back multiple times while running on a dirt road in Rose Township last July. Police said they received a 911 call around 2:35 p.m. that day, saying a woman had been shot on Fish Lake Road, and that she was on a front lawn “bleeding all over the place.”

“There’s a girl laying in my yard that just got shot a couple times,” an anonymous man tells the dispatcher.

“She got shot?” the dispatcher responds.

“Yes,” the man said. “Lying face down and she’s bleeding all over the place. I got to get out there and see if I can help her.”

Police said Brueger was shot four times, and that her murder was not a random act. Last July, Shaw said that the police didn’t have a description of the suspect, but the person could have been driving a “white or light-colored four-door sedan” that “may have been acting suspicious or traveling at a high rate of speed” near the time of the shooting.

Brueger, 31, was a nurse at Providence Park Hospital in Novi, and was working on a master’s degree in creative writing. She was set to graduate this past spring.

Shaw said MSP will continue to seek justice for Brueger and her family.

“Detectives are still working on every tip that comes in to us through our tip line, the family of Ally, Crime Stoppers and the public and are continuing to work on this investigation daily,” he said in the press release. “This has not become a cold case, and detectives will continue to investigate every lead that comes into us.”