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yolanda reyesWALKER, Mich. (May 16, 2014) – Family members tell FOX 17 that a body found in a Walker construction site is that of Yolanda Reyes, a mother of four who went missing late last month.

Shortly before 7 p.m., the Walker Police Department said the body is believed to be that of Reyes and that it was the subject of a homicide investigation.

Investigators remained on scene until just before 5p.m. at the Bristol Ridge condominiums construction site. Chief Deputy Greg Long says construction workers who were excavating found the body around 8 a.m. Long says the body was partially submerged but not buried.

A neighbor who lives in the area says they were approached Friday morning by a Walker Police officer who was going door-to-door asking if anyone has a security camera that may have captured a suspicious vehicle.  The officer said it may be part of evidence that could be connected to missing Walker woman Yolanda Reyes.


Scene of search Friday morning at Walker condominium complex construction site.

Reyes is the only reported missing person in the City of Walker. Long said Friday they had been in contact with her family for the possibility there is a connection.

Reyes was last seen on April 24th near 4 mile road and Bristol Avenue, about a half mile from the construction site. Her husband said he dropped her off at work at a greenhouse. Police have said no co-workers or anyone else ever saw Reyes that morning. It wasn’t until her son went to pick her up around 5p.m. that day when they learned she never reported for her shift.

Over the past three weeks, her family and friends have held a vigil, left hoping for answers.

In the past relatives have told us she was a devoted mother and wife who would never leave her family.

Police were hoping to have the autopsy completed by Friday, but again have yet to confirm the identity of the body found.



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  • tracyd112

    May She RIP . I hope they find the Person or persons responsible for this if it was not a suicide . I wonder if they ever questioned the Father as he was the last one to see her alive as they said no one at work seen her that morning. This is just not right these well actually all crimes need to be stopped.

    • jaydi

      im a relative of hers and i dont think he would do any thing like that! he loved his wife so much ! you could even see in their eyes that they were in love ! my she RIP ! family will miss her alot !!!

      • tracyd112

        I am so sorry for your loss. I only mentioned that about the husband because of the news back when she first went missing they said no one at work seen her that morning. If he had dropped her off like I do my wife I watch her enter her work before leaving. I was not trying to say anything bad about anyone but they always first look at the last person to see the deceased.Please except my Apology if you Think anything I said was wrong.

      • Joel Morales

        Jaydi, I’m a reporter for El Informador, the Spanish Ianguage newspaper in Wyoming. I have interviewed the husband of Yolanda several times and have been to their home. Could you call me regarding the latest information that was just released yesterday, September 16? My phone number is (616) 307-8330. My name is Joel Morales. Thank you.

  • sprkleyez420

    So sad for the family, i hope they find who did it, this is happening way to much in this area, what happened to feeling safe in our community


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