|Birth: ||Jun. 9, 1965|
|Death: ||May 14, 2006|
Brian A. Carrier, 40, a longtime resident of Shelby Township, died Sunday, May 14, 2006, at his home. He was born June 9, 1965, in Highland Park.
Mr. Carrier was a political activist and delegate for Macomb County's 11th precinct and the Shelby Township cable commissioner.
A longtime UAW member, he served as V-CAP chairman and was a joint council member for Local 400. He successfully spearheaded the preservation of the Albert Kahns Museum and Lindberg Hanger at the Packard Lodge Proving Ground. He worked at the Ford Romeo Engine Plant.
He is survived by his son, Cameron; parents, Michael and Joyce Carrier; brothers, Michael and Scott; aunts and uncles, Dave and Wilma Carrier, Shirley Pipp and Jim and Janice Heldinbrand; and many cousins.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Road, Utica.
Burial will be in Van Hoosen Jones Stoney Creek Cemetery, Rochester.
An article in The Macomb Daily regarding Brian's death.
Mystery Shrouds Death Of Former Shelby Candidate
Marlinga told police about incident on behalf of a client
PUBLISHED: May 16, 2006
By Frank DeFrank
Macomb Daily Staff Writer
Shelby Township police worked Monday to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of a 40-year-old man, including why the person who discovered the body notified former county Prosecutor Carl Marlinga rather than emergency personnel.
Brian Carrier, a member of the Shelby Township Cable Television Committee and former candidate for elected office, was found dead Sunday morning in his Shelby Township residence.
An autopsy Monday failed to confirm the cause of death, although township police Chief Robert Leman said investigators have uncovered no apparent signs of foul play.
"We're waiting for toxicology reports," Leman said. "That's probably about two weeks down the road."
But Leman said the case contains "a couple of loose ends" that medical tests alone won't tie up.
Marlinga confirmed he called emergency personnel Sunday on behalf of a man he described as a "client." Marlinga said the man told him he had discovered a body, which turned out to be Carrier's. Marlinga described the man as "shaken."
"I said that I would make the call for him," Marlinga said. "I didn't want him to be trying to call."
The call actually was the second Marlinga received from the man Sunday morning, the ex-prosecutor said. Earlier, about 8:45 a.m., the client called to tell Marlinga he was going to "check" on a friend who "wasn't looking too well."
"He was worried about the condition of the guy," Marlinga said.
Marlinga said his client revealed "nothing ... that was incriminating" during their conversations.
Adding to the mystery is the still-unknown identity of the client. Citing attorney-client privilege, Marlinga declined to identify the man for police.
"We will be talking to him (Marlinga)," Leman said. "He (Marlinga's client) invoked attorney-client privilege. For whatever reason, that person wants to remain out of the limelight."
Leman said the man who discovered Carrier's body may have information that could help police close the case.
"Whatever it was, a medical condition, a drug overdose or whatever ... a number of scenarios could play out in this," Leman said.
Marlinga served as county prosecutor from 1985 through 2004, when he opted not to seek re-election after he was indicted in a federal corruption case. That case is pending.
In addition to his appointment on the cable committee, Carrier ran unsuccessfully in 2000 for a seat on the township Board of Trustees. He finished sixth in a seven-candidate field in the primary.
John Martin, Shelby Township cable television coordinator, described Carrier as a "good guy" who cared about local cable television.
"He was very dedicated to the cable TV commission," Martin said. "He brought a lot of energy.
"He was a good guy."
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