Press Release - Winters Lane Incident Update

Press Release - Jan. 2, 2024 Update on Winters Lane

The investigation is continuing by investigators and will take time. Please stay clear of the area and allow investigators time and space to conduct the investigation.Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims.VICTIMSRichard Pruden is the owner of the residence on Winters Lane. Richard’s daughter, Hope Bragg and her family were visiting for the holiday.
  • Richard Pruden (72) from Northfield Township MI - Critical  Updated to Stable Condition 1/4/24
  • Hope Bragg (51) from Arkansas - Deceased
  • Don Bragg (53) from Arkansas - Deceased
  • Kenneth Bragg (22) from Arkansas - Deceased
  • Elizabeth Bragg (19) from Arkansas - Deceased
  • Stephen Bragg (16) from Arkansas – Stable
INVESTIGATIONPreliminary Investigation (subject to change pending further analysis of evidence and interviews) reveals that an undetermined fuel air explosion caused the damage. Foul play is not suspected at this time.GO FUND ME ACCOUNTSGo-Fund-Me accounts have been established by family to help cover costs for Stephen Bragg and Richard Pruden:Richard Pruden - Bragg - will be a vigil in remembrance and support of the victims and their families on Saturday, January 6, 2023, at 3pm at the Whitmore Lake High School (7430 Whitmore Lake Rd., Whitmore Lake).Lieutenant David PowellNorthfield Township Police Department8350 Main StreetWhitmore Lake, MI 48189
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