Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Yvonne Reglar left her home on August 8, 1977, and went to her job pumping gas at a Lorain Road gas station. She was working alone at the station at the time.
She called family and friends from the gas station that morning, saying she had planned to go to the wake of a friend's relative and meet up with some friends. She was on the phone with one of her friends at 12:30 p.m. when a car drove up to the pump, drove away, then came back. Another customer bought gas at 1:25 p.m. and paid with a credit card. Yvonne initialed the receipt.
At 1:30 when another attendant arrived to work Yvonne was gone. Her purse, cigarettes and lunch were found untouched in the office. There was a small amount of money in the purse. Nothing in the office was disturbed.
Investigators believe that a man abducted Yvonne while she was pumping his gas.
Police quickly discounted the theory she might have run away from home. As she had never ran away before and there was no hint of family troubles. Yvonne had worked for the company for about one and a half years at another Sunoco station in North Olmsted. She transferred to the Fairview Park station the day of her disappearance, to fill in for employees on vacation.
nvestigators re-examined the cold case file and conducted new interviews with Yvonne's family and friends and surviving witnesses after a family member offered to give a DNA sample to the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children in 2014.
In 2016 police announced that a person of interest in the disappearance of Yvonne is in police custody out of state. The unidentified person is facing unrelated charges. The person of interest is not a member of Yvonne' family, and investigators don't know if the person knew Yvonne before her disappearance.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Fairview Park Police Department