Victim’s Brother Arrested In 1987 Murder

Posted at 10:52 AM, Jan 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-21 10:54:58-05

HOLLAND, Mich. — An arrest has been made in a 25-year-old murder case in Ottawa County.

Ryan Mark Wyngarden, 50, of Zeeland Township, has been charged with two counts of open murder in the shooting deatths of Rick and Gail Brink in their home in Park Township.

Wyngarden was Gail’s brother and has a criminal record.

The Brinks were murdered on November 23, 1987, in their home on Ransom Street. Rick’s body was found in a car in the driveway; Gail’s body was found in bed.

The case had been a project of the Ottawa County Cold Case Team.