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Police ID two female victims in double homicide, suspect still at large

Two children were missing following the homicide but have since been found safe.
Police are searching for 23-year-old Brion Reynolds following a homicide that left two women...
Police are searching for 23-year-old Brion Reynolds following a homicide that left two women dead and two children missing for hours.(Michigan State Police)
Published: Sep. 17, 2021 at 4:38 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 17, 2021 at 2:15 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Two missing girls, 3-year-old Lilliana Reynolds and 4-year-old Zymani Reynolds have been located and are safe following a double homicide in Lansing.

Lansing Police Department officers arrived at a home in the 1200 block of W. Michigan Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. There, they found two women shot to death. They have been identified by Lansing Police as Michelle Marie Roper, 46, and Alexis Lynette Brown, 24.

An unidentified 6-year-old boy was found with a gunshot wound and was taken to the hospital where he is now listed in good condition.

An Amber Alert was issued for the two girls. Police later found both safe and in good health at a residence in North Lansing. Police say Reynolds is the father of both girls.

The investigation of the homicide incident continues. Police say they don’t believe this was a random act. Preliminary investigation indicates the incident may be domestic-related, with the victims and suspects known to each other.

Police are still looking for one of the two suspects in this crime, considered to be armed and dangerous.

The first suspect, 21-year-old Gavin Anspach, was apprehended by police. They are still searching for a second suspect, Brion Reynolds, 23. Reynolds is described as 5′7″, 135 lbs, wearing cornrows. Police believe he may be in a gray sport utility vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lansing Police Department at 517-483-4600, Detective Sergeant Rick Thomas at 517-483-6847, Crime Stoppers at 517-483-7867, or send a private message through the Lansing Police Department Facebook page.

Police apprehended 21-year old Gavin Anspach after two women were shot and killed and two...
Police apprehended 21-year old Gavin Anspach after two women were shot and killed and two children were missing for hours.(Michigan State Police)
Police were able to locate the two missing girls, 4-year-old Zymani Reynolds (left) and...
Police were able to locate the two missing girls, 4-year-old Zymani Reynolds (left) and 3-year-old Lilliana Reynolds (right). Both girls were found safe following a double homicide on W. Michigan Ave. Brion Reynolds is still being sought by police in connection with the incident.(Michigan State Police)

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