Police continue to seek public assistance in missing person case
SYDNEY — Cape Breton Regional Police Service are continuing to remain hopeful that tips from the public will help them solve the disappearance of a 59-yearold Sydney woman. Debbie Ann Hutchinson was reported missing April 24 and the last known sighting of her was April 14 by a family member. A police spokesperson said Friday investigators continue to treat the file as a missing persons case in the absence of any evidence to suggest foul play. Police and members of Cape Breton Ground Search and Rescue did an extensive search last month of a wooded area near Cossitt Heights Drive after the shell of Hutchinson’s burned-out car was discovered. An aerial search was also conducted.
Police also conducted a canvass of Hutchinson’s neighbourhood to determine if nearby residents observed or heard anything suspicious prior to the disappearance.
Police say they have received no indication of any contact by Hutchinson involving family or friends.
Hutchinson is described as five feet tall and weighing approximately 95 pounds. She has brown eyes and graying hair. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 902-563-5151 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.