2018-03-01 / Front Page

Missing Canton Woman Found Deceased

By Cain Chamberlin

Marlayne L. SwartzMarlayne L. SwartzA Canton woman who went missing on Feb. 27 was reportedly found deceased on Sunday, March 4.

The body of Marlayne L. Swartz, 49, was found in a wooded area along Carnright Mountain Road in Armenia Township, according a police report.

Assistance at the scene was provided by the Mildred and Troy Fire Companies in locating and removing the victim from the remote location where she was found. According to police, there were no signs of foul play.

Swartz was last seen by friends and family on Feb. 27 around 11 a.m. On Friday, March 2, state police at Towanda sent out a press release asking for help in locating Swartz, who had reportedly been sending text messages threatening harm to herself.

Swartz was believed to be operating a blue Chrysler Pacifica SUV at the time she went missing.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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