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Friend says Brynn Bills may have trusted the wrong people

ALPENA, Mich. — Human remains believed to be of Brynn Bills have been transported to Western Michigan University for an autopsy.  The 18-year-old went missing in early August.  The remains were discovered Tuesday at a home in the 1600 block of West Nayor Rd in Alpena Township. Bills’ best friend Jessica Eaves told WBKB that she is heartbroken.  She said she has no idea why anyone would want to harm Bills.  She said she may have been too trusting.

“The only thing  that comes to my head is trusting the wrong people,” said Eaves who met Bills about two years ago.  “All I know is that she was friends with with someone who was close with him,” she said referring to Joshua Jay Wirgau who has been identified by MSP as a person of interest in the case.  Wirgua is currently being held without bond in the Alpena County Jail on charges unrelated to the case.

A candlelight vigil honoring Bills has been planned for Saturday, Oct. 23.