Justin is the ex-boyfriend of the late Gina Bryant. On Thursday, the 12th of October, 25-year-old Gina Bryant from Macomb Township went missing. Her co-workers got worried because she didn’t come back to work after lunch, and they received strange text messages from her phone.
The investigators believed she was with her ex-boyfriend, 26-year-old Justin Wendling from Holly, Michigan.
The investigators thought that Wendling was waiting for Bryant at her home when she came back for lunch. A neighbour’s security camera recorded Wendling leading Bryant to his car.
The next day, on Friday, October 13th, Wendling’s parents received a call from him once he reached Bettendorf, Iowa. He told them that he had harmed Bryant and planned to harm himself. Wendling shot himself when he was approached at a rest area in Bettendorf. Bryant was found dead at the Flying J truck stop with a gunshot wound.
The police in La Salle have a video from the truck stop, showing Bryant trying to escape from Wendling. Unfortunately, he caught her, threw her to the ground, and then shot and killed her.