Dive Team on lookout for evidence while training

DORR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office Dive and Rescue Team used training time this week to help with a triple murder investigation.

Left to right: Debra Sheppard and her kids Emma McComber and Corey LaValley Jr.
(Left to right: Debra Sheppard and her kids Emma McComber and Corey LaValley Jr.)

Deb Sheppard and her children Emma McComber and Corey LaValley Jr. were shot in their mobile home near Dorr earlier this month. Sheppard’s ex-boyfriend and her son’s father, also named Corey LaValley, is charged with killing them and then setting the mobile home on fire.

The dive team has been planning to practice on the Rabbit River near Hopkins for more than a year. It happens the small waterway runs near the scene of the fire.

Investigators say they don’t have any reason to believe that LaValley dumped any evidence in the Rabbit River, but because it is so close, they wanted to use the dive team to cover all the possibilities.

Police reports obtained by 24 Hour News 8 show deputies investigated problems between LaValley and Sheppard last October, when LaValley allegedly broke into the couple’s home and stole several items. Neither LaValley nor Sheppard cooperated with that investigation.

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