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Memorial service for Akron girl who went missing over 40 years ago

Posted at 3:07 PM, Jan 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 16:01:53-05

AKRON, Ohio — A memorial service was held in Akron Thursday for Linda Pagano, a girl who went missing in 1974 and was identified last year through DNA evidence.

Linda Pagano's missing persons case received new life in 2016 after a user of the popular website Reddit announced a perplexing discovery after combing through decades-old cemetery records.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed remains buried in Potter's Field belonged to Linda Pagano, a Springfield High School student who was last seen when she left her stepfather's apartment on Carnegie Avenue on Sept. 1, 1974. Pagano reportedly left her stepfather’s home after getting into a fight with him.

Read the full story here: Akron girl who went missing at age 17 identified over 40 years later