Thursday, January 26, 2023

Shooting death suspect may have taken own life

Michael Anthony Elinski
The man suspected in the shooting death of a Plymouth woman last week has been found dead of a self- inflicted gunshot wound, according to a police report.

Investigators were actively seeking Michael Anthony Elinski, 59, in connection to the shooting and described him as armed and dangerous. He was found Jan. 20 deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in Clare, police said.

Elinski was suspected in the death of Andrea Grant, 50, whose body was discovered by police in her car at about  9:10 a.m. Jan 19. Officers from the Pittsfield Township Police Department discovered Grant's body riddled with multiple gunshot wounds in a parked car in the 3700 block of Plaza Drive, according to police reports of the incident.

Police said they did not believe her death was a random attack.  Investigators were actively seeking Elinski in connection to the shooting. 

Police have requested that anyone with any information about the shooting or the suspect call the department tip line at (734) 822-4958.