Missing 79-year-old woman found dead

By: Mary Beth Almond | Rochester Post | Published July 12, 2023

 Mary Agnes Sullivan

Mary Agnes Sullivan


ROCHESTER — The search for a 79-year-old woman from Rochester who had been missing since the end of June came to a tragic end July 11.

According to reports, Mary Agnes Sullivan left the city of Rochester sometime on June 28 or 29. She was last seen driving a gray 2019 Honda HRV with a license plate DYU-4806 in the area of Huron County/Bad Axe on June 29 at 6 p.m.

Police said she was the subject of a welfare check/reckless driving incident called in by a motorist, but authorities were unable to locate her vehicle at that time.

The Rochester Police Department, in a social media post July 11, said the department got word that the Tuscola County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a car in a ditch in Almer Township, north of Caro.

Police determined that the vehicle belonged to Sullivan. A body, which police believe to be Sullivan, was found dead at the scene.

Investigators report no signs of foul play. An autopsy will be conducted, which authorities said will lead to formal identification by the county medical examiner.

“The Rochester Police Department extends our deepest sympathy to the Sullivan family,” the Rochester Police Department said in a statement. “The Sullivan family asked us to extend their thanks to all who have expressed their concern and for all the efforts made to locate Mary.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Rochester Police Department at (248) 651-9261 or email police@rochestermi.org.