Yard in Glendora searched in case of woman missing since 1978

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GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — Cold-case investigators have returned to a Southern California backyard where they are searching clues in the disappearance of a woman 35 years ago.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Holly Francisco says ground-penetrating sonar detected something in the yard of the Glendora home where Wendy Byron lived before she vanished in 1978 at age 24.

Holes were dug there on Wednesday and the investigation resumed Thursday morning with 14 people ready to dig. However, Francisco says the sonar only detected a denser area of ground. She says it may turn out to be nothing of importance.

Byron’s former husband, Rob Byron, now lives elsewhere. He tells KNBC-TV he doesn’t know why the home is being searched.

Francisco says the home’s current occupants are cooperating.

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