Police: Woman linked to Wirgau, Srebnik, Bills missing
ALPENA ― Abby Hill, 31, who has connections to Brynn Bills and to the owner of the property where police found Bills’ body, has herself gone missing, police said Tuesday.
Hill is wanted on felony warrants for unlawful imprisonment and felon in possession of a firearm, but police said Tuesday they consider Hill missing and possibly endangered.
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The charges against Hill stem from an alleged incident also involving Joshua Wirgau, owner of the Alpena Township property where police last week discovered Bills’ body, and another man, Brad Srebnik.
Police arrested both of those men last week and they have been arraigned on charges similar to those sought against Hill.
Hill also apparently knew Bills. The two were Facebook friends.
Bills, 17, had been missing since early August. Police, awaiting autopsy results, have not ruled her death a homicide.
The Michigan State Police publicized Hill’s disappearance Tuesday morning after family members filed a missing person report, according to 1st. Lt. John Grimshaw, MSP-Alpena Post commander.
According to handwritten notes in court files, a man said Wirgau asked him for a ride from Naylor Road on Sept. 21. Srebnik, Hill, and Wirgau, all armed with firearms, allegedly got into the man’s vehicle and Wirgau held a pistol to the man’s head and demanded a ride to the intersection of Lacomb and Haken roads in Alpena Township, a five-minute drive.
According to court records, Srebnik lived near that intersection in 2020, although court records currently list him at an Alpena address.
Last week, police said they found Bills’ body, identified through tattoo markings, buried in Wirgau’s back yard on Naylor Road.
Police indicated Wirgau is a person of interest in the investigation of Bills’ death. Grimshaw would not comment on whether the search for Hill is related to the investigation into Bills’ death or on whether Srebnik is a person of interest in that investigation.
Police also issued a Crime Stoppers request for help finding Hill in late August. At that time, Hill was wanted on a warrant out of Alpena for failure to appear for a court matter.
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Police arrested Hill on that warrant on Sept. 15, according to Grimshaw. Police released Hill the next morning, as is common for such a charge.
The Alpena County Prosecutor’s Office authorized the current arrest warrant for Hill on Sept. 30.
Wirgau and Srebnik are currently held without bond, Wirgau at the Alpena County Jail and Srebnik at the Presque Isle County Jail.
Anyone with any information about Hill should call the Alpena Post at 989-354-4101 or Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 800-773-2587. Callers may remain anonymous.