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Report: Authorities Miss Opportunity to Nab Suspect Before MSU Student Murder

Reports that a breakdown in taking a Washtenaw County man into custody, may have led to the death of a Michigan State University student.

The Ann Arbor New is reporting that police had the chance to arrest 18 year-old Tyrel Bredernitz on a bench warrant and possible parole violation at his Saline apartment three days before the teen allegedly robbed then beat 19 year-old Dustyn Frolka to death.

The teen was found barely alive on the side of I-69 in Clinton County’s Bath Township back in February.  He died a short time later.

Police say he had been beaten with brass knuckles by Bredernitz and two others before being thrown from the moving car.

The report indicates that Saline Police notified court officials and the teen’s probation officer after not being able to find Bredernitz to serve the warrant.

Those from the Michigan Department of Corrections have yet to comment on the report.

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