Fiance of Woman Killed at Fireworks Pleads For Tips

By: Hannah Saunders Email
By: Hannah Saunders Email

34-year-old Michelle Packard was on the verge of getting her degree and getting married.

Her fiance, John-Wesley Thomas, spoke about her extensive list of academic achievements, the medical research she was doing for the community, her love of animals, and more importantly, how much she loved her family.

He says he's speaking out today so people put a face to this tragedy, and come forward to police with any tips from that night.

""Michelle spent her time laughing; laughing a lot. I loved her laugh. I'd find any excuse to make her laugh. If anyone can help, and does want to help, I know that the detectives working on this case could use the help," said Thomas.

If his plea isn't enough incentive for people to come forward with information on where this bullet came from, Lansing Police are now also offering a $6,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.

At this point, police also don't believe the bullet came from inside the Riverfront Adado Park, so police want tips about guns being fired anywhere in the city on July 4. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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