Police Hunt For Killer of Camper Marck 17, 1975
Police Hunt For Killer Of Lake County Camper BALDWIN —Authorities continued an investigation today into the shooting death of a Madison Heights man and the wounding of a Farmington man which occurred early Saturday morning in Webber Township. The pair was found in a bullet- riddled camping tent around 3:30 a.m. Dead is Daniel Barnett, 37. Bruce McAllister, 44, was found wounded in the incident which happened in the Bray Creek campground in the Pere Marquette State Forest. McAllister was described in stable condition in Blodgett Memorial Hospital in Grand Rapids after being transferred from the Reed City Hospital Sunday. There are no suspects and no apparent motive is known according to the Lake County Sheriff's Department. Investigators said they found 11 bullet holes in the camping tent. Sheriff's deputies were called to the campground after other campers called saying they heard gunfire in the area. An autopsy was performed on Barnett's body Saturday at the Hunt Funeral Home and the results were not immediately known. According to Baldwin newsman Don Ingle, the two men had arrived in Baldwin Friday to spend the weekend camping. He said the sheriff's office did not release information concerning the shooting until late Saturday. Ingle told the Daily News that according to his sources a .22 caliber gun was apparently used in the shooting. Lake County Sheriff's officers, Reed City State Police, investigators from the State Police Crime Lab in Holland and Region 8 Detectives from Mason and Lake counties are investigating.