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  1. #1
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    Aug 2003

    MI - Lizzie Collier-Sweet, 49, Brownstown, 8 Jan 2007

    DEARBORN, Mich. -- Brownstown Township police said they were surveying the land around the Rouge River Wednesday, where they said they believe the body of a missing woman might be.

    Police said a full-scale search of that area with the Wayne County Sheriff's Department Marine Division, will begin next week.

    Lizzie Mae Collier-Sweet has been missing since her Brownstown Township home went up in flames in January


    Collier-Sweet's husband, Roger Sweet, worked at the Dearborn Ford Truck plant at the time of her disappearance. The Rouge River runs behind the factory.

    Police said they have strong suspicions against Roger Sweet but no incriminating evidence.


    Sweet, was recently charged in the death of his first wife, who died in 1990.

    Last edited by summer_breeze; 02-13-2010 at 11:44 PM.

  2. #2
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    Aug 2003
    Article from the beginning of the case:

    Woman Missing Following House Fire

    BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Police are searching for a woman who has been missing since a house fire Monday in Brownstown Township and said foul play is suspected.

    The woman who lived in the home, 49-year-old Lizzie Collier-Sweet, and her husband Roger are going through a divorce, Brownstown Township police.

    Brownstown police Lt. Robert Grant said when the husband was asked about his wife's whereabouts, he said if he had to guess she was probably dead in the woods

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  3. #3
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    May 2004
    Well this guy sounds like the kind of husband everyone would like to have He has been arrested for the murder of his FIRST wife and now his SECOND wife is missing and presumed dead too. I wonder if he had the wives insured? I wonder if he really thought he would get away with burning the house down and her missing? Were LE supposed to think that she just ran out of the house and kept running for pity sake. This is one evil monster.

  4. #4
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    Jan 2006
    A week after their fruitless search of the Detroit and Rouge rivers, Brownstown Township police have had a few new leads in the case of a 49-year-old woman who hasn't been seen since her home burned down nearly three months ago.
    Lizzie Mae Collier-Sweet's car and dentures were left behind at the ranch-style house in which she lived with her husband, Roger Sweet, 58, whom she was divorcing. The fire was Jan. 8.


  5. #5
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    Jun 2005
    On the Third Coast

    MI-Lizzie Mae Collier-Sweet, 49, Brownstown



    Almost a year after her disappearance, the futile search for Lizzie Mae Collier-Sweet continues with confirmation Wednesday that a body pulled from Lake Michigan isn't the missing woman.

    "It was our most exciting find in months, but it's not her," said Brownstown Township Detective Lt. Robert Grant. "It's almost a year and nobody has seen or heard from her since. It's as though she left the face of the Earth that day."

    The badly decomposed body found floating a mile off South Haven in May only recently was confirmed through DNA research to have been a black woman, age 35-50. Although the age range and race match, Collier-Sweet was at least 5 feet 10 inches tall.

    The unidentified body is just 5 feet 2 inches and had a full set of false teeth. Collier-Sweet had dentures only for her upper teeth.

    more at link


    Her NCMA page with pic:

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    Feb 2005

  7. #7
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    Feb 2005
    The Charley Project
    Lizzie Mae Collier-Sweet
    Missing since January 8, 2007 from Brownstown, Michigan
    Endangered Missing
    Date of Birth: February 27, 1957
    49 years old
    5'8, 175 pounds
    African American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Lizzie habitually wears wigs. She wears eyeglasses and dentures, but did not have her upper denture plate at the time of her disappearance. She may use the name Liz Collier.

    National Center for Missing Adults
    If you believe you have any information regarding this case that will be helpful in this investigation please contact:
    Brownstown Police Department at (734) 675-1300

    America's Most Wanted

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    BROWNSTOWN TWP: Police looking into lead on woman missing for three years

    What appeared to start out as a house fire Jan. 8, 2007, has evolved into a continuing missing person investigation for police.

    Ironically, as Friday’s three-year anniversary approaches, police might have a lead in the disappearance of Lizzie Mae Collier-Sweet.

    Detective Lt. Robert Grant said Monday that he had received a letter from someone claiming to have information on her disappearance and whereabouts.


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    Man says he knows whereabouts of woman missing for three years

    Detective Lt. Robert Grant is preparing to meet with a man who says he knows where the body of a missing township woman can be found.

    Grant said Monday that a man in his mid-20s said he knows the whereabouts of Lizzie Mae Collier-Sweet, 49, and is willing to tell what he knows under certain conditions.

    More: http://www.thenewsherald.com/article...3357840626.txt

  10. #10
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    Aug 2008
    up north

    BROWNSTOWN TWP.: Four years later, police still determined to find missing woman


    Published: Wednesday, January 12, 2011
    By Jackie Harrison-Martin

    BROWNSTOWN TWP. — “One day, she was laying on the couch,” township police Detective Lt. Robert Grant said. “The next day, and still four years later, she’s gone from the face of the Earth.”
    Video at link

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    DETROIT: Missing woman's sister reaches out to Crime Stoppers (with video)

    Louise Collier found out her sister was missing the same way many Downriver people did, through the news media.

    Four years later, she is using that same avenue to help find out what happened to her.

    Collier’s sister, Lizzie Mae Collier-Sweet, has been missing since Jan. 8, 2007. She resided in the 19000 block of Dawnshire in Brownstown Township.

    When Crime Stoppers stepped with a $1,000 cash reward and wanted to make a plea to viewers for information, they called in her sister to help deliver the message.

    More: http://www.thenewsherald.com/article...1371246378.txt

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    Woman wants answers in Brownstown Township sister's 2007 disappearance

    Five years after her sister Lizzie Mae Collier Sweet went missing, Louise Collier is still searching for answers.

    Police found Lizzie Mae's Bronwstown Township home burining on Jan. 7, 2007. She has been missing ever since.

    Her husband, Roger Sweet, said he had no idea what happened to her.

    However, after Lizze Mae's disappearance, police reopened a case surrounding the mysterious death of Roger Sweet's ex-wife in 1990. He was found guilty of murder in that case and now sits in prison.

    More: http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/W...z/-/index.html

  13. #13
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    Nov 2011
    Human Skull found in field. MSM mentioning Collier-Sweet


  14. #14
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    Nov 2011

    A little bit of the same information, the detective not ruling out the skull as being Lizzie's.

  15. #15
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    May 2012
    Police: Human remains found in Brownstown Township are from woman missing since 2007

    By Jackie Harrison-Martin
    The News-Herald

    BROWNSTOWN TWP. — “I can say with 100 percent confidence that we have found Lizzie Mae.”
    Rest in peace, Mrs. Sweet.

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