HOLLY, Mich. (WJBK) - Two years ago, Ally Brueger pulled on her running shoes and went for jog near Holly. She never came home after she was shot and left to die.
Ally was out for a run near her parents' home in Rose Township the afternoon of July 30th, 2016. Whoever killed her, used a shotgun to wound her multiple times and then left her to die in the front yard of a home. The man who owned the house found her body and called 911 while a neighbor tried to keep her alive.
It was too late. Ally didn't survive the shooting and police have been searching for the killer for two years. Michigan State Police believe she may have known her killer.
The 31-year-old was just 4'9" and weighed only 98 pounds. But, according to her parents, she had a mighty presence and her life mattered to the people she touched.
Ally's parents say she lived with them in their Holly Township home. She was a registered nurse at Providence Park Hospital in Novi and she was working on getting her masters degree so she could pursue her passion of creative writing.
Her friends and family say she was an avid runner and not a day went by that she was not out jogging her usual route in Rose and Holly Townships.
The 31-year-old was on her daily 10 mile run around 2 p.m. that day when she was killed.
In the weeks after her murder, MSP said they believed the killer was driving a white or light-colored foor-dour sedan that was in the area at the time of her murder.
A suspect was arrested in her murder, but he was later released by police.
Anyone who has any information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. You can remain anonymous.