Brownstown Twp. Police Obtain New Evidence

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Lizzie Mae Collier Sweet

Brownstown Township police and investigators conducted two new searches around the area of a missing woman's burned-out home Wednesday.

On Jan. 8, the home of Lizzie Collier-Sweet, 49, caught fire and she was reported missing. Investigators determined the fire was arson.

The Department of Natural Resources and police returned to a wooded area behind the home for a second search, but said they found nothing new. The second search was conducted inside the burned-out home after police said they obtained a search warrant.

Brownstown Township officials said they confiscated hard drives from computers that were not destroyed in the fire. Police told Local 4 they did find new evidence but would not reveal what it was.

Police said they continue to turn the investigation toward Collier-Sweet's husband Roger Sweet.

Brownstown Township police Lt. Robert Grant said when Sweet was asked about his wife's whereabouts, he said if he had to guess she was probably dead in the woods.

There is a $6,000 reward being offered. Those who have any information on Collier-Sweet or Sweet are being asked to contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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