Remains of missing girl exposed by President Reagan found 34 years later

Remains of missing girl exposed by President Reagan found 34 years later

Greenley, Colorado - After the disappearance of 12 years of Zonal Mathews, after celebrating "Jingle Bells" with his colleagues at the Christmas concert of 1984, this rural town of North Colorado was amazed. His case attracted President Reagan's attention and came at a time when the missing children's faces were kept in milk coaches throughout the country.

On Thursday, the police announced that the human relics found by construction workers at the beginning of this week were of the girl, who will now be 47 years old, answer a question which has troubled the police and other people for decades, but In fact, the mystery of his secret is being made again for him. Death

Childhood friend Shelby Lobato told CBS Denver, "My heart left a beating. It filled my eyes with tears." "I felt very bad for his family."

A member of Franklin High School Honor Choir, Zonal was standing on a ladder adorned with garlands during the concert, wearing small, dense, dark hair and maybe a little bit shy. She was a Class VII student, who was active in the Sunny View Church of Nazarene.

After the concert, Zonal was taken home by a friend and friend of the father.

It was last seen at 8 o'clock in the night. On December 20, entering a family of the simple farm-style house with a separate garage, ice-covered front yard. No one has been arrested. Zonal lived with her father, Jim, her mother, Gloria, and a sister, Jennifer.

Months later, the lack of answer in the case of Zonal and other missing children was addressed by then-President Ronald Reagan, whose administration helped open a national center for the missing children, which had a toll-free telephone line. More than 1 million children disappeared every year, Reagan said, urging the members of the National Press Association to publish pictures of missing children in the form of "the mission of mercy" in the nation.

Zonal, Reagan said, "She had celebrated 13th birthday with her family last month. But five days before Christmas, Zonal disappeared from her house."

Three years ago, a boy from Florida, Adam Walsh had disappeared and later murdered, due to which his father John Walsh became a warrior because of the plight of missing children.

Tuesday's search near John's hometown, Greeley, was the first important incident when the police announced on the 34th anniversary of their disappearance in December last, that they were speeding up their investigation and to solve it, Used to expect, The Greek Tribune reported.

Juli police are silent in front of the ongoing investigation but say they are working "tirelessly" to determine how Johnlee died and who could be responsible. CBS Denver reports.

At that time, the police released a video of Jonelle and his classmates at the concert of Franklin Middle School in a petition for more information.

Greek police sergeant Joe Timkovich said on Thursday that he can not comment on how officials can identify residues like those young women so soon. They also refused to comment on ongoing investigations.

Zonal's sister Jennifer Mogensen remembered Jonelle as "a strong, independent and stubborn 12-year-old girl."

Mogensen told The Associated Press on Thursday, "He knew what he wanted and how things should be done."

Mogensen, who was currently in high school, said that he was playing college basketball the night his younger sister disappeared. Mogensen said that when he was playing with his father, his family's house was empty and his mother was out of state.

Jonelle had gone missing on her father's house at eight o'clock in the morning, Mogenson said.

"I am grateful for this shutdown after 34 years," he said. "It brings some old wounds and some other questions, perhaps, that has happened. But we have already received great love and support."

Mogensen living in the state of Washington said that his parents, Jim and Gloria Mathew are retired and live in Costa Rica.

"They are sad," he said. "They are grateful for all the hard work done by the Green Police Department."

Mogensen said that he and his parents would visit Greek at some point, but their plans were not definite.

The Tribune said on Wednesday that workers were making a new pipe on Tuesday for searching for bones. Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams said their agents were investigating the case with a murder.

Greece is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Denver. Remnants were found along a rural route south of the Greek route.

Reagan told publishers in 1985, "Parents cry for help," many people told me "But a president can do a lot."