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  1. #1
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    May 2012

    MI - Sharyn McDonnell, 67, Independence Township, 31 January 2015

    Sharyn McDonnell

    Independence Township woman reported missing
    INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, MI -- Oakland County deputies and Independence Township firefighters are diligently searching for a 67-year-old woman with dementia who hasn't been seen since Saturday. Although they're hoping for the best, "it's not good" considering the temperature and weather conditions, Oakland County Sheriff's Lt. Steve Schneider said Monday.

    The department is utilizing search helicopters, K-9s and all available patrol vehicles, but heavy winds, snow accumulation, drifting, low visibility had other factors have somewhat impeded the effectiveness of the search.

    Deputies said the boyfriend told them that he had last seen McDonnell Saturday evening in their apartment on Tuson Boulevard, but that she was gone when he woke up about 1 p.m. Sunday.

    McDonnell does not drive and it's unlike her to wander off, though it's possible she left their apartment and became disoriented, the boyfriend told authorities.
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  2. #2
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    Mar 2011
    Daughter suspects ‘foul play' in missing Independence Twp. mother's case

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  3. #3
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    Jan 2004
    This isn't far from where we live and it's the first I've even heard of it. I hope the lady is safe somewhere but this doesn't sound good.

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    Search continues for missing Independence Twp. woman

    A search for the missing Independence Township woman continued on Saturday at the Chalet Villa Apartments on Tuson Boulevard off Andersonville Road in Clarkston.


    More than a dozen people gathered on Saturday afternoon for the second search party for the woman whose daughter believes she is dead.

    The group, with sticks in their hands, combed through the snow-covered woods near the apartment complex where the woman was believed to be walking before going missing.

    More: http://www.theoaklandpress.com/gener...ence-twp-woman

  5. #5
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    Dec 2013
    The Oakland County Sheriff’s Department said the frozen body was found face-down Tuesday night in Independence Township, not far from the apartment where 67-year-old Sharyn McDonnel was last seen Jan. 31.

    Investigators say clothing found on the body matched that of the missing woman. An autopsy is planned to confirm the identity of the body.


  6. #6
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    Nov 2003
    I didn't even hear of this case until now that her body has been found, and I live just a county away! Anyway, sad news:

    Article: Body of missing mom found in melting snowbank (includes video), from My Fox Detroit.

    ETA: I alerted a Mod to move/re-title this as Found Deceased.
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  7. #7
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    Dec 2011
    Detroit Metro
    I also am just hearing about this and I lived in those apartments years ago. So sad. I also don't understand the daughter thinking it was foul play before, obviously there was some level of denial about how impaired her mother was.

    Very sad ending. My mother died of Alzheimer's and sometimes when I talk about safety measures to family members of those who show symptoms or have been diagnosed I feel like I'm seeing a train coming, waving my arms and screaming and nobody hears me.
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