Crime & Justice

No clues found in missing Glendora woman case after search

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Cold-case investigators have finished a search and say nothing was found in the former backyard of a Southern California woman who disappeared 35 years ago.

Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Holly Francisco says a ground-penetrating sensor 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 Wednesday and again Thursday morning but neither a team of shovelers from the coroner's office nor a backhoe turned up anything and the search has been called off.

Francisco says the home's current occupants were cooperative.