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Missing Monroe Woman's Body Found in Hattertown Road Area

Police are investigating the cause of Nancy Souza's death

Police found the body of the Williams Road woman, who had been missing since Monday in the woods off Hattertown Road at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The cause of her death is under investigation.

Nancy Souza, 51, was found by the Monroe Police Department's K-9 Team with its dog Liberty. She had left her house to take a walk at 5 p.m. on Monday.

Search and rescue teams were made up of Monroe police officers, Urban Search & Rescue, Aquarion officers, State Police and their canines, officers from Easton, Newtown, Stratford and other area police departments with their trained dogs.

On Saturday night, Souza had been in the St. Jude School parking lot on charges of driving under the influence, operating with a suspended license and narcotics possession.

Betsy May 14, 2011 at 04:11 AM
BETSY SUE KLEBAN RATHE. MY HEART BROKE HEARING OF THIS LOSS. NANCY AND HER SIBLINGS WENT TO SCHOOL WITH ME. NANCY WORKED FOR MY DAD WAS A DOLL TO ALL THAT NEW HER. NANCY REST IN PEACE. REST NOW IN PEACE. YOU ARE WITH THE ANGELS. MY SYMPATHY TO THE SOUSA FAMILY NANCY WILL FOREVER BE REMEMBERED. FOREVER! ,
Linda S. May 19, 2011 at 03:17 AM
I would like to specifically comment on a post left by "Jenna" in a previous article. "Jenna" stated: "I have no care or concern for someone who wants to kill themselves. That's their problem and I don't see why they have to do it so selfishly as to make everyone look for them." Jenna, I am shocked by your insensitivity and careless use of words. You obviously do not understand the seriousness of mental illness and that it is a true, debilitating disease. I can only pray that you will never experience mental illness, or have a close family member or friend suffer with this disease. Most people who choose to take their own life are not "selfish". They are usually in the deepest state of depression and have not been able to find relief for their pain. To call a suicidal person "selfish" is to make an unfair and careless representation of the mentally ill. Jenna, I have suffered from clinical depression in the past, and was fortunate enough to find the appropriate therapy regimen in order to now live a happy and productive life. Some people are just not that fortunate. It is comments like yours that continue the stigma of mental illness and discourage people from seeking help. I now work as a therapist, helping the mentally ill to find a treatment plan that enables them to find peace and wellness. I can only hope that one of my clients did not read your post. Jenna, I encourage you, as well as my other Monroe neighbors, to show more sensitivity and class in a public forum.
Designated Hitter May 19, 2011 at 01:47 PM
Well said Linda. I'm happy for you and wish you continued success.
Clint Eastwood May 20, 2011 at 03:09 AM
It's a terrible thing that this woman took her own life. Her family and friends are in my prayers. As for celtictee, you really shouldnt talk about 72 hour holds when you do not know exactly how they work. The hospital ultimately decides if she is to be held the full 72...don't blame the police who spent some 18+ hours trudging through the woods trying to locate her.
Sloan May 20, 2011 at 11:29 AM
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