- Associated Press - Monday, June 30, 2014

DALTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a woman first thought to have died after being struck by a hit-and-run motorist in western Michigan was actually shot in the head.

The Muskegon Chronicle (https://bit.ly/1nWZ884 ) reports that Muskegon County authorities say 36-year-old Rebekah Sue Bletsch was found Sunday in Dalton Township, near her home. Sheriff Dean Roesler says no one reported hearing a shot.

Roesler says investigators are looking at several theories, including the possibility it was a “random crime of opportunity.”

The sheriff’s department says Bletsch was apparently out walking or jogging. It says a passerby found her about 6 p.m. on the shoulder of the low-traffic road.

Roesler says the victim’s husband and 11-year-old daughter were out of town at the time.

Officials are forming a task force to investigate.

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