Police have persons of interest in case of teen missing 39 years

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FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio — Fairview Park police said during a press conference Monday they have developed persons of interest in the case of a 17-year-old who went missing nearly 39 years ago.

Police also released several new photos of that missing teen, Yvonne Reglar, 17, who went missing Aug. 8, 1977.

Police emphasized Monday that the case is still open and they are trying to develop information that would lead them from the person of interest to Reglar or that would tie the person of interest to her disappearance.

The day she went missing, Reglar reported to work at a Sunoco gas station on Lorain Road in Fairview Park.

At around noon that day, co-workers brought Reglar lunch and then left.

At around 1 p.m., Reglar’s relief arrived at the gas station and could not find her. Her purse, books and half-eaten lunch were left behind, along with money from the business.

Reglar has not been seen or heard from since.

Police said Monday that law enforcement has investigated hundreds of leads and have interviewed hundreds of witnesses since Reglar went missing.

In 2014, Fairview Park police were contacted by a member of Yvonne's family, who offered to give DNA to the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children.

At that point, police began reviewing the case file. A decision was made to interview all surviving witnesses as well as surviving family members. Police say that through this new look, a "couple of persons of interest developed." They said family members have not been excluded, and no evidence has been found of involvement in her disappearance.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Fairview Park Police at 440-333-1234.

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