Body of Missing Woman Found
Grimsby Independent, 10 Mar 1937, p. 1,5

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Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum
Date of Publication:
10 Mar 1937
Date Of Event:
7 Mar 1937
Personal Name(s):
Pyndyk, Jacob
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Body of Polish Woman Discovered at Foot of 30 Foot Embankment, Maple Ave., Grimsby.

Believed to have died from exposure, the body of Mrs. Jacob Pyndyk, 35-year-old Polish resident of Grimsby was found on Sunday at the foot of a 30-foot embankment on Maple Avenue near Lake Ontario.

The woman had been reported to police as missing from her home since Friday evening.

The body was seen by L.E. Haworth as he walked along the top of the embankment, a red sweater showing plainly among the weeds. Chief Constable Demille, Provincial Constable Robbie and Coroner Dr. Gordon A. Sinclair responded to calls immediately. Examination of the body at the Stonehouse funeral home indicated there had been no foul play and also that the woman had not committed suicide. Dr. Sinclair stated that death had probably been caused from exposure. The upper part of the body was frozen and the woman had apparently been dead for several hours.

She is believed to have wandered away while temporarily unbalanced. A search was made for her without avail, and the family thought she had gone to the home of some friends.

Although reported as fully clothed when she left home, the woman was wearing but a thin cotton dress, sweater and tam when found. There was no trace of shoes, stocking or other garments in the vicinity. Members of the family told police the woman had been despondent over the recent death of a sister in Poland.

She is survived by her husband and 6 children, ranging in ages from 16 years to 8 months. Deceased came to Canada with her family in 1929 and lived in Manitoba until July of 1936 when they moved to Grimsby. Provincial Constable Robbie and Chief of Police Demille are investigating every angle of the case.

Cornoner Dr. Gordon A. Sinclair ordered removal of the body to Stonehouse Funeral Home. Unless new evidence comes to light, there will be no inquest, stated Coroner Sinclair after conferring with Dr. Leo Poirier, Chief Coroner of Lincoln County.

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Body of Missing Woman Found