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Posted on Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 2:50 p.m.

Ann Arbor woman who was reported missing is found dead

By Lee Higgins

An Ann Arbor woman who was reported missing has been found dead, but there are no signs of foul play, Ann Arbor police said in a news release this afternoon.



Yvonne Johanna Nelson, 53, was last seen at her apartment complex on Miller Avenue on Dec. 20, and her family members grew increasingly concerned over the past week because they hadn't been able to get in touch with her.

Police put out a missing person poster Tuesday. Det. Bill Stanford could not immediately be reached for comment this afternoon.

Family members had told police they had no idea where she might have gone.

It was unclear where she was found and whether an autopsy was conducted.


Heather Phillips

Thu, Jan 12, 2012 : 8:48 p.m.

Oh Yvonne, we will miss your jaunty stride and ready smile, flipping your shiny hair to say "Hello..." There are many gardens in town that will look draggy and sad without Yvonne's steady hand and expert care. Alas, my neighbors, I hope we will hear about the memorial when plans are in place. Thanks too to Debbie and Carol for sharing your fond memories. Heather and Steve


Thu, Jan 12, 2012 : 3:42 p.m.

Why was the apartment checked and nothign found out of the orinary but then she was found there dead??????

Deborah Gibson

Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 11:55 p.m.

Yvonne was very special. We will miss having her at lunch and in our community. She was very friendly. We will never know how hard she struggled in this life. Her smile made us think all was just fine. She especially loved animals and was a friend to all. An avid swimmer at the Y, and a walker, she believed she should live with a very fit body. In this year of 2012, many will live to be 53 times two. For Yvonne, middle- age was the end. For us, who lived and shared life with her we will grieve. And then we will go on, carrying her smile inside our lives. written together, Carol Griffin Deborah Gibson

West Park

Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 11:07 p.m.

Please Love this woman. I saw her often and Know that she Struggled very much. At Miller Manor folks are crying and are in shock. We know what happened. It will be broadcast I'm sure. This note is about love and support for Yvonne's memory and the grieving family. Take it easy on these reporters. Remember what's important...yourSelves and Each Other. Please take care of each other. If you brought flowers to Ann Arbor Housing Authority, 727 Miller Ave., they would get to the folks at Miller Manor and would be so very beautiful at the Memorial. This death of my friend softens my heart. I hope it stays that way. Deep Peace to you Yvonne...and to all that see this...go on well.


Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 9:51 p.m.

I was hoping and praying for the opposite, but what happens, happens. My condolences to her family and friends.


Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 9:41 p.m.

To all of you that are moaning and whining about the news reporting: If you don't like it why don't you open your own news agency!?

Craig Lounsbury

Thu, Jan 12, 2012 : 4:48 p.m.

If you don't like the comments why don't you open a news agency and then delete the moaning and whining you don't like?


Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 9:32 p.m.

I'm very sorry to hear of this woman's death. My thoughts and prayers are with those who loved her.

Julie Baker

Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 9:23 p.m.

A comment that contained unsubstantiated allegations and a response to it were removed.


Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 9:15 p.m.

Rest in peace, Ms. Nelson.


Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 8:58 p.m.

Sad situation. This is non-reporting, however. How about some details, where was she found, what were the circumstances, etc. Otherwise, it's just an announcement of an unfortunate event, not journalism.


Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 10:34 p.m.

First, my condolences to her family and friends. With respect to your query, I think there was an article on a missing persons report concerning this lady the other day. So, dot com has updated that previous story and informed the public that they no longer need to look out for this woman because she has been found, and unfortunately not alive.


Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 10:33 p.m.

This is Ann Arbor. That's all people know how to do.


Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 10:14 p.m.

First of all, newspapers have always featured announcements of deaths and events and other sorts of things. Second of all, the article clearly states that more information was not available. The purpose of a newspaper posting such an article is to get the word out so people who may have information can report it. People really need to get their heads on straight and stop making such trivial complaints.


Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 8:37 p.m.

53 is young, very sad outcome. I hope the best for the family.


Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 8:33 p.m.

Sad. :( I hope the family is able to recover from tragedy in due time.