Skip to content
-3.2 °Cforecast >
Jobs | Contact | Tip line: 705-673-0123

Update: Missing woman found deceased

Search and Rescue team located woman this afternoon

Updated: March 8 at 5:05 p.m.

Darlene Sweeney was found deceased this afternoon in a field off of Kenneth Drive in the Valley by members of the GSPS Search and Rescue Team.

There is no foul play suspected.

"Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Darlene," said a GSPS news release.

"We ask that you respect the family’s privacy during this difficult and emotional time."

Updated: March 8 at 1:35 p.m,

Greater Sudbury Police have located Darlene Sweeney's vehicle off of MR 80 in the Valley.

Search and Rescue Unit officers, along with the Rural Community Response Unit, Tactical Unit and Uniform Patrol are conducting a ground search of the area.

"We ask that community members stay away from the area while our officers conduct their search," said a GSPS news release.

Residents living and businesses operating in the area of Desmarais Road and MR 80 in the Valley are asked to check their properties including any outbuildings, sheds, detached garages, etc.

Original story:

Darlene Sweeney was last seen March 7 at 9:30 a.m. on Elizabeth Street in Val Therese, and hasn't been seen since.

The Greater Sudbury Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating the 55-year old woman. In a release this morning, police said there is a concern for her well-being due to the length of time she has not been seen or heard from.

Sweeney stands 5-1 and weighs about 85 lbs. She has a slim build, very short strawberry blonde hair and green eyes. She also has a tattoo of the Looney Tunes character Tweety Bird on her right ankle.

When she was last seen, Sweeney was wearing a brown leather coat, blue jeans, black boots and a black toque. She was also carrying a black purse.

She drives a black, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer with an Ontario licence plate of BNXE 894.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers at 705-222-8477, or online here.