ALPENA, Mich. — The Michigan State Police (MSP) said human remains found on a property in Alpena Township Tuesday, Sept. 28 are believed to be of Brynn Bills. The teenager had not been seen or heard from since early August. At a press conference today, MSP said human remains were found buried on the property at 1630 West Naylor Rd. They said the remains are believed to be of Bills based on tattoos located on the deceased.
The cause of death has not been determined. MSP said they are ruling Bills’ death suspicious until the autopsy and pathology reports are completed.
The property belongs to 34-year-old Joshua Jay Wirgau, who is a person of interest. He is currently being held without bond in the Alpena County Jail on separate charges of Unlawful Imprisonment and Felonious Assault. The charges stem from an incident that occurred earlier this week and is unrelated to the disappearance of Bills.