Reaction of the Sheriff’s Department Turning Dee Ann Warner’s Missing Person Case Over to MSP is Strong

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Tracy Stengel

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Dee’s brother, Gregg Hardy. Photo courtesy of Lisa Bressi.

When citizens rallied around the Old Courthouse in Adrian, Michigan to get the case of Dee Ann Warner moved from Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office to the Michigan State Police, their voices were heard.

Then, came the surprise announcement from Sheriff Troy Bevier. “I want to tell you the Sheriff’s Office does care. Because we care, last week on the 26th, I made an official request to the Michigan State Police to become the lead agency. His statement was met by stunned murmurs and a huge applause . People called out, “Thank you,” and “It’s about time!”

After over 15 grueling months since Dee Ann Warner was reported missing from her Tecumseh, Michigan farm, this long-awaited news seemed surreal. The family and community had been crying out for this for far months.

Gregg Hardy, Dee Ann Warner’s brother, took the microphone after Sheriff Bevier and said to Bevier, “ I appreciate you standing up and taking the shots. We appreciate your comments. We appreciate you trying to get this isolated down to one driving force. One organization is always more efficient than having a committee. But I know you will continue to participate and we need every bit of it we…

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Tracy Stengel

Writer and freelance fiction editor. Find me curled up w/ a blanket of metaphors or at www.tracystengel.com. You can buy me ☕️ at https://ko-fi.com/tracystengel