Victim Identified in Ferndale Murder-Suicide

Victim Identified in Ferndale Murder-Suicide

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 22, 2016)  Ferndale, MI – Ferndale Police have release the name of the victim in the Sunday morning murder on W. Marshall Street in Ferndale.  The victim, 39-year-old Amy Brede was reportedly strangled by Matthew Bush of Hazel Park, who police say then went to his home and died of suicide.

The initial police report stated “On 08/21/16, a Murder suicide occurred in Ferndale and Hazel Park. At about 4:55 a.m. Ferndale Police responded to a home on West Marshall street. The police department received a phone call from the family member of a Hazel Park man who left them a phone message stating that he had strangled and killed a woman acquaintance at her home on Marshall. He also said that he ingested a large quantity of drugs in order to commit suicide.

“Police responded to the Marshall address and found a 39-year-old woman dead in the back yard. Officers then went to the home of MATTHEW AARON BUSH in Hazel Park. When they arrived, they found that he was dead from an apparent overdose of drugs.

“Police are continuing the investigation to confirm the causes of death.


Thank you.”

Public Information Officer Baron Brown would not confirm or deny that Brede  had a personal protection order against Bush, however the Daily Tribune reported this to be the case after getting the information from Lt. William Wilson.  Brown released the name of the victim to The Detroit News.

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