Crews search Washburn County property in teen’s 1996 disappearanceCrews from the Northland took part in a ground and water search in Washburn County last week in the case of a 15-year-old girl who went missing more than 17 years ago.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Crews from the Northland took part in a ground and water search in Washburn County last week in the case of a 15-year-old girl who went missing more than 17 years ago.
Sara Bushland was last seen April 3, 1996, after getting off the school bus at her home near Spooner. On Thursday and Friday, crews searched property owned by Bushland’s mother and stepfather with their consent and cooperation, according to a Washburn County Sheriff’s Office news release.
“Why and how this search came about and the results or information learned from this search will not be released, as this is still an ongoing criminal investigation,” Sheriff Terry Dryden said in the news release. “As far as we are concerned the case remains open and active until such time she is located. We will continue to do what has to be done to provide closure to Sara’s family and friends and hold any and all responsible for her disappearance.”
The St. Louis County Rescue Squad and Superior-Douglas County Dive Team were among the agencies involved in last week’s search.