Water search turns up no clues in Briede murder

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By Bryan Marshall

Investigators took to the water recently in search of evidence in the May 28 murder of a 2012 Grant County High School graduate.
The Boone County Water Rescue team used divers and a robotic camera to search the bottom of a lake June 19 near the scene of 18-year-old Michaela Briede’s murder in Ft. Mitchell.

Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders posted several photos of the search on the social media website Twitter, however, he said no evidence was located.
“Unfortunately, the dive turned up nothing but an old shopping cart, baby stroller and beer mug,” Sanders posted. “But not for lack of effort.”

Briede, who spent her junior and senior years at GCHS after transferring from Lafayette High School in Lexington, was shot to death at her Fort Mitchell apartment.

Law enforcement believe the murder was the result of a home invasion where the suspect(s) were potentially looking for drugs or money.

“Ft Mitchell homicide was NOT a random act,” Sanders wrote on Twitter after the incident. “Residence was apparently targeted. No arrests yet. Investigation continues.”

No arrests or suspects have been named.

Fort Mitchell Police received a 911 call at 11:46 p.m. May 28 reporting someone had been shot in the chest at The Vinings of Fort Mitchell apartment complex.

Briede, who was studying business at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, was found in her second-story apartment complex and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives have interviewed multiple witnesses, including a male witness at the apartment who is believed to have been present at the time of the shooting, according to Police Chief Jeff Eldridge.

Anyone with information on the murder of Michaela Briede is asked to call Crimestoppers at 513-852-3040 or the Fort Mitchell Police Department at 859-331-2823.