Reward Upped To $20K In Case Of Woman Who Went Missing In Northern Michigan

What happened to Adrienne Quintal?

WWJ News
November 14, 2019 - 1:29 pm

(WWJ) The family of a metro Detroit woman who went missing in Northern Michigan is doubling down on the reward for tips.

Adrienne Quintal of Southfield was last seen downstate last month, before heading to her family's cabin in Honor, west of Traverse City. 

There's been no sign of her since, and Quintal’s sister says they’re now offering $20,000 for information that leads to the missing woman's location -- with a time constraint. On Nov. 30, 2019, the offer will go back to $10,000.

Quintal, 47, was last heard from early in the morning of Thursday, Oct. 17, when she called a friend in Warren asking for help, officials said.

During that call, authorities say Quintal said she’d been involved in a shootout with two men at the cabin; that she'd shot on one of the men in the face, and the other was shooting at her. 

The friend called the Benzie County Sheriff’s Office; and deputies, assisted by Michigan State police, immediately responded.

According to a police: “Officers observed multiple bullet holes in the window of the cabin and searched the area around the cabin for any injured persons or evidence of injured persons." Authorities then set up a perimeter and then forced their way inside the cabin, finding it empty.

Police said no blood was found at the scene, but investigators were able to determine that bullets were fired from inside the cabin.

While there was no sign of Quintal, her vehicle, cell phone and purse had been left behind. A search of the area by a K9 team and aerial drones also didn't turn up any sign of her. 

Adrienne Quintal
(Photo courtesy Benze County Sheriff's Office)

Quintal, who goes by the nickname "Ada," is described as a white female with long brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5'7'' tall and weighs around 125 lbs. 

Because all searches have revealed nothing, police in Benzie County believe that Quintal is no longer in that area. 

While the evidence points to foul play: "We're still hopeful that we'll find her alive," Sheriff Ted Schendel told WWJ Newsradio 950, back on Halloween. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Benzie County Sheriff's Office at 231-882-4487. Tips can also be submitted to the Michigan State Police Silent Observer at 1-866-774-2345.