Search for lacking girl in Downstate in Marquette County

On 6/26/22, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office received a missing person report from Wixom, Michigan who is believed to have traveled to the area.

Sheriff’s deputies received information from Wixom PD that 31-year-old Olivia Lauren Ernst may have traveled to the Marquette area and that she threatened to harm herself.

Deputies found the car Ernst was driving on KO County Road, also known as Buckroe Road, off County Road 550. Deputies also found Ernst’s personal belongings near the water on the Lake Superior shoreline.

The United States Coast Guard was notified along with the Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division. The lake and shoreline in this area were searched by boats from the United States Coast Guard and the Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division. A US Coast Guard helicopter was called in and also came into the area and conducted a search with negative results.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate this situation and is encouraging anyone with information about Ms. Ernst or her whereabouts to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (906) 225-8435 or the Dispatch Center at (906) 475 – to call 9912.

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