MSP identifies 2 adults found dead with baby in motel room

Posted at 1:09 PM, May 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-25 13:10:06-04

WHITEHALL, Mich.  — The Michigan State Police have identified the two adults found dead Friday in a Muskegon County motel. A 6-month-old was found alive in the same room in critical condition.

Troopers responded at 11:49 a.m. Friday to the Rodeway Inn at 3080 Colby Rd near Whitehall. That’s where they found the two dead adults and the infant in “dire need of medical attention”.

It’s the same motel where police say a man apparently killed himself in January, after allegedly shooting a man and stuffing him in the trunk of a car.

Authorities say 26-year-old Jessica Bramer of Grand Rapids and 28-year-old Christian Reed of Marne were the ones who perished.

The results were from forensic autopsies conducted at Western Michigan University. Initial autopsy results did not identify an immediate cause of death.”

Toxicology text results won’t be available for about a month. Authorities said the child was believed to be alone for several days before she was found.

The 6-month-old child remains in critical condition at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.”

MSP says the investigation is ongoing, and several possibilities are being explored.

Anyone who had contact with Jessica Bramer and Christian Reed after May 14 is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Denise Bentley at 616-866-4411.