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Donna Lee Sweeney

By Tina Comeau

THE VANGUARD

NovaNewsNow.com

 

(Posted at 12:45 p.m. Feb. 5) The Halifax Regional Police said late Tuesday morning they don’t have much to go on concerning the search for a missing woman and so they are relying heavily on the public’s assistance to locate 45-year-old Donna Lee Sweeny.

Sweeny – who lives in Dartmouth but is originally from Yarmouth County and has family and friends here who are concerned for her safety – has not been seen since noon on Sunday, Feb. 3. In an interview with the Vanguard shortly before noon on Tuesday, Feb. 5, Constable Pierre Bourdages said Sweeney’s whereabouts were still unknown.

The police have said they have no reason to suspect foul play, but they are concerned for her well-being.

“We are concerned because she has a medical condition that requires daily medications, which are not with her,” said Cst. Bourdages. “So we want to make sure she’s okay and that she has access to medication she needs before her condition deteriorates. Hopefully someone can shed some light as to where she went, or if she did disappear on purpose that she contact us and let us know she’s okay.”

The police have said that Sweeny left her Second Street residence in Dartmouth on foot to visit a friend on Lakecrest Drive, which is just a short distance away.

“It’s a very short walk, you’re talking a five or 10 minute walk at the most,” said Cst. Bourdages. “Unfortunately she left her residence around noon on Feb. 3 and we were only contacted in the middle of the night, early morning of the 4th, so more than 12 hours after. At the time there was a big snowstorm going on in Halifax, we got almost 25 centimetres. Although we had canine on the scene to try to follow a track, it was very hard because of the weather conditions.”

Sweeny was last seen wearing a black winter jacket and beige boots.

“We have checked with the friends were she was supposed to go, they have not heard from her, neither did any of the friends that the family knew about,” said Cst. Bourdages. “It’s uncommon, it’s out of the ordinary for her to first be gone, and secondly, not be in contact with the family.”

The police are requesting that Sweeny or anyone with information on her whereabouts call them at 902-490-5020. They have issued information to media in the hopes of spreading the word. On Facebook people living in Yarmouth have been sharing the information. A story published on our website yesterday was also shared to social media about 400 times.

“Unfortunately we don’t have much to go on so we do rely on the public’s help,” said Cst. Bourdages.

Meanwhile, the Halifax Regional Police issued a news release late Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 5, saying a woman named Patricia Angela Mahaney that had been missing since Jan. 30 has been located unharmed in Halifax.  

Organizations: The Halifax Regional Police

Geographic location: Yarmouth County, Dartmouth, Second Street

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  • George
    March 15, 2013 - 21:11

    Please accept my deepest condolences I never knew DonnaLee,however I live in HRM as well. Today it was in the newspaper that her remains were found in point pleasant park in Halifax. Not the ending anyone ever wants but at least the healing can begin. Friends and family, may peace be with you and DonnaLee.

  • Marlene
    February 20, 2013 - 01:45

    Hey Donna Lee we are praying for you here in Yarmouth for you to get in touch with somone and you return home safe ,we just want to know if you are ok everyone in your home town loves you and needs to know if you are ok .SO PLEASE GT IN TOUCH WITH SOMONE IF YOU CAN

  • PATRICIA
    February 14, 2013 - 21:00

    PAT, STEVE & MICHELLE IN TORONTO DEAR DONNA LEE - WITH ANOTHER WEEK PASSING SINCE WE LAST SENT OUR PRAYERS FOR YOU.... AGAIN, OUR HEARTS ARE FILLED WITH SO MUCH WORRY FOR YOU, IF ONLY EVERYONE COULD JUST HEAR THAT YOU ARE SAFE, PLEASE KNOW THAT WE WILL KEEP ON & ON WITH OUR PRAYERS FOR YOU......WE LOVE YOU, DONNA LEE.

  • Susan D. Cann
    February 10, 2013 - 08:06

    Hey DonnaLee, prayers are being said all over for your safety and well being. You are loved by many family and friends. No matter what, do not be afraid and know God is with you. Nothing can ever be that bad...Please contact someone and come home. You are missed and cherished.....

  • Becky Therien
    February 08, 2013 - 10:27

    Donna Lee,wherever you are,please be safe.Tell someone,anyone,that you're okay.Old friends,new friends,family are all so concerned about you're well-being.Come home!!

  • Debbie
    February 08, 2013 - 09:44

    I dont know you very well Donna, but i have seen you around Yarmouth before i moved away and i know there are alot of ppl who are hoping you are ok, they are very worried about you.. so please get in touch with them and let them know you are ok....

  • PAT, STEVE & MICHELLE IN TORONTO
    February 07, 2013 - 16:06

    DONNA LEE -PLEASE KNOW THAT WE LOVE YOU & YOUR FAMILY & WE PRAY THAT YOU WILL BE BACK HOME SAFE.

  • Kim
    February 07, 2013 - 08:43

    Donna Lee, If you are out there and left because you wanted to, please let someone know, even if it's a stranger. Just tell them who you are and that you are ok.

  • Alanna Densmore
    February 06, 2013 - 16:43

    Waiting with bated breath, DonnaLee, Please phone home

  • margaret
    February 06, 2013 - 14:40

    praying for you its not like you please call your mom or you can contact me if you want hope you come home safe soon

  • Kevin
    February 06, 2013 - 13:27

    Hi Donna....... Please call someone or come home........We are all worried about you......

  • John & Sandra
    February 06, 2013 - 12:26

    Words can't explain how we both feel, we hope and pray that you are safe. Your family and friends need you and love you.

  • mom
    February 06, 2013 - 05:39

    love you and miss you ,please call me,or contact family .We are waiting for you to come home..

  • Carole Gallagher
    February 05, 2013 - 20:08

    Dear Donna, hoping you are found safe and soon. Happy Birthday!

  • Howard
    February 05, 2013 - 19:26

    Praying for you, Donna. Please be found

  • judy
    February 05, 2013 - 15:34

    Praying for you donna ..all your friends from yarmouth are praying you are ok

  • Amy
    February 05, 2013 - 12:54

    Praying for you, Donna. I hope you're alright. xo

    • VB
      February 05, 2013 - 16:07

      Please be found. You are loved and missed. XOXO