Gina Bryant’s promising future was cut tragically short by the man who should have protected her. The 25-year-old nursing student had recently fled the controlling clutches of her abusive ex Justin Wendling, a Michigan doctor. But he stalked the compassionate woman and set in motion a fatal plan.
Co-workers grew worried after Bryant vanished during her lunch break, receiving strange texts from her phone. Video showed Wendling force Bryant into his car. Her family received a chilling call — Wendling had murdered Bryant and vowed to take his own life.
A frantic manhunt led police across state lines. They found Bryant slain at an Illinois truck stop, killed in cold blood by the obsessed Wendling. He evaded capture no longer, ending his own life with a gunshot when cornered in Iowa.
Those close to Bryant mourned her promising future and kind spirit, cut down in her prime. As a University of Michigan-Flint nursing student, her infectious smile brightened each day. Now, her family seeks justice and healing from unspeakable tragedy at the hands of the man who was sworn to do no harm.