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Police in Michigan on Monday were focusing on clues they received when they asked the public to identify men in pictures taken during a large outdoor costume-party that a 22-year-old woman disappeared from more than a week earlier. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office posted another picture earlier in the week that showed the missing woman, Chelsea Bruck, in costume and smiling with five other people. The nine party-goers in the three photos have all been identified, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s office, but Bruck is still nowhere to be found.
Bruck got separated from her friends at the Halloween bash on Oct. 25 and hasn’t been heard from since, according to NBC affiliate WDIV. She was wearing a Batman-inspired “Poison Ivy” costume comprised of black yoga pants and a leaf-covered green top, according to police. Her naturally blonde hair was colored purple. Volunteers and investigators have been scouring Monroe all week, fueled by tips on the “Help Find Chelsea Bruck” Facebook page, and leads called into police. The community has also rallied around the Bruck family by setting up a donation page and organizing a Monday night prayer vigil, according to Redeemer Fellowship Church in Monroe. “We just want her back,” Bruck’s mother Leannda Bruck told WDIV. “We just want her safe.”
— Elisha Fieldstadt