A woman who was considered armed and dangerous after two people died from a shooting and two others were found dead in Clare County has been arrested.

On Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m., Clare Police and Michigan State Police responded to a residence on S. Harrison Avenue, south of E. Surrey Road, for reports of a shooting that resulted in two deaths. Two men in their 30s were found.

One of the men were dead and the other was still breathing but died a short time later. As investigators searched the area, the bodies of a man in his 80s and a woman in her 60s were found in a building behind the house.

"We didn't know these two people weren't home. We thought that they may be with our suspect wherever she was at," Wilson said.

The victims include a 39-year-old man, a 36-year-old man, an 85-year-old man, and a 61-year-old woman. The names of the victims are not being released while police contact the victims' family members.

Police were searching for 54-year-old Judy Boyer. She was taken into custody in Wexford County without incident late Thursday morning, according to the sheriff’s office.

"We'd come up for a house we had to check up there in Wexford County. And they checked it and she was there this morning," said John Wilson, Clare County Sheriff. "It's a big weight off your shoulders when you get somebody that you believe is involved in something like this."

At this hour, a motive for the crime is unclear.

"The suspect doesn't have any criminal background with us, so we don't know why," Wilson said.

Wilson said the investigation continues and criminal charges may not be filed against Boyer until Monday. In the meantime, Wilson's thoughts are with all those mourning the sudden loss of four people. Along with members of law enforcement who worked well into the early morning hours to process the scene.

"It touches us. It's hard for us to handle something, one body, let alone four. And this is something these officers will never forget what they had to deal with and what they saw there," Wilson said.

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