Family, Akron community gather to remember teen who vanished over 44 years ago

Linda Pagano disappeared in September 1974, never to be seen or heard from again

Family, Akron community gather to remember teen who vanished over 44 years ago
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - An Akron 17-year-old vanished without a trace in 1974. Her remains were identified in July 2018, more than 44 years after her disappearance.

Family, Akron community gather to remember teen who vanished over 44 years ago

Now, family members and friends will gather Thursday at 3 p.m. for a memorial service in honor of Linda Pagano.

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Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Thursday, January 17, 2019

Pagano’s family says she did not return home after a concert in Sept. 1974 following a fight with her stepfather.

In July 2018, the Cuyahoga County medical examiner confirmed that the remains discovered by a family in the Cleveland Metroparks system in Feb. 1975 belonged to Pagano. Her death was ruled a homicide.

Investigators have reopened her case but there are no new leads at this time.

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