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Mystery solved? (updated)

Thursday, April 03, 2014   by: Staff

Earlier today, received the news release below from city police who were attempting to assist an out-of-town man in finding his long-lost sister.

Readers have since pointed out that a death notice for a woman matching the sister's name and approximate age ran recently in our obituary section.

Police inform us they are currently checking on that information.

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is looking for the assistance from the public in locating a former resident of the city.
Back in March, Deputy Chief Kates received a phone call from a male looking to find his sister.
The male and his sister lost contact many years ago.
He is 74 years old and is hoping to reconnect with her.
The sister’s name is Mildred Irene Wilson and she would be 85 years old.

If she has remarried, Wilson is her maiden name, and it is believed she may have lived on Pine Street at one point.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staff Sergeant Jane Martynuck at 705-949-6300 ext 333 or email her at
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Daiv 4/3/2014 2:04:14 PM Report

Good luck to this gentleman!
sootodayreader 4/3/2014 2:13:01 PM Report

Why not call a Pi. What a waste of tax payer money and why is the Police services wasting there time on this.
sootodayreader 4/3/2014 2:16:24 PM Report

Mildred Irene Wilson
WILSON, Mildred Irene - Passed away peacefully at the Sault Area Hospital on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at the age of 84. Daughter of the late Edward and Lillian Wilson. Survived by her brother John Wilson of Edmonton and predeceased by her sister Lillian LaFontaine (late Gerald) and her brother Robert Wilson. Much loved aunt of Susan Ordge (Steve), Michael LaFontaine, Gregory LaFontaine and Penny Roy (Joseph). Great aunt of Joshua Jeffery, Jacob and Eric. Sadly missed by her family and friends. Friends may call at the ARTHUR FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE on Monday, March 24, 2014 from 6-8 pm. Funeral service will be celebrated in the chapel on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 11 am. Captain John Kirschman officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Expressions of sympathy may be offered at www.arthurfuneralhome.com12726942
sootodayreader 4/3/2014 2:17:19 PM Report

Great job Sault Police. Good god. Ever hear of Google.
happyhomer 4/3/2014 2:34:30 PM Report

sootodayreader......GOOD JOB!!! and your reward for this would be.....YOUR AN ASS!!! a little compassion would be nice....
sootodayreader 4/3/2014 2:36:09 PM Report

Kate's and Martynuck's combined salary is over $300,000 Dollars and after about a month of trying to locate this women, they needed the public's help to do a web search.
CB4 4/3/2014 2:43:27 PM Report

Wow, really, I have so much confidence now.
rebel469 4/3/2014 2:45:46 PM Report

The Sault Ste. Marie Police are also leading the search efforts in finding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
KIDDO 4/3/2014 2:47:55 PM Report

I totally agree with sootodayreader.
s*m*r*t 4/3/2014 2:55:45 PM Report

Some of you people are such DB's! Obviously the police force DIDN'T spend an extensive amount of time trying to locate this woman, because as you so eloquently pointed out, that would be a misuse of their time and resources. Rather out of the kindness of their hearts, they reached out to the public in hopes that this man would be able to find his sister before it was too late. I'm sure they didn't waste time with web searches or the like, rather they took the information they were given and passed it on to Sootoday, something that would take a mere minute or two. Grow up and get a life!
right wing 4/3/2014 2:56:31 PM Report

The wonders of "google" one of my favorite resources.

Good job sootodayreader.

Now in all fairness to our local police the article does state "back in March", which could mean that it was prior to March 19th.
The Police may have done an internet search and of course if done prior to her death may have found nothing via the internet.
March 19th is not that long ago so the police may not have done any internet search after or around March 19th.

right wing 4/3/2014 2:59:17 PM Report

...and sootodayreader, your claim that it was over a month is unsubstantiated.
saultlife89 4/3/2014 3:06:07 PM Report

I can't believe some people in this city.
Prrrrrrr 4/3/2014 3:07:49 PM Report're cold!
foxylady069 4/3/2014 3:16:42 PM Report

Geez don't I feel sheepish. I called the number to inform the office what I had found minutes after this was posted. I didn't want to post it as a comment because I was unaware if the gentleman knew it was on here and felt it inappropriate to blurt it out. I figured at the very least the officer he contacted could break the news to him.
sootodayreader 4/3/2014 3:57:05 PM Report

I would like to know the date of the call in March.
I believe the caller knew his sister died and was looking to the Keystone cops to confirm it and of course it turned into this.
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