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After 25 years, still seeking answers

September will mark the 25th anniversary of the disappearance of Bonneville Power Administration worker Julie Weflen, yet the case remains one of the hottest at the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives are hopeful old evidence recently resubmitted to the Washington State Crime Lab will bring some answers.

BPA offers reward in Weflen’s disappearance

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Bonneville Power Administration is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information that helps convict anyone involved in the 1987 disappearance of a worker from a substation near Spokane.

Detectives retrieve Weflen’s locker items

Despite the passing of nearly 25 years, the disappearance of Bonneville Power Administration employee Julie Weflen has apparently never been far from people’s minds. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office still fields one or two tips per year, Sgt. Bill Beeman said Tuesday. “They are followed up on, and they lead nowhere,” Beeman said.

Mid-’80s disappearances still perplex

Julie Weflen was one of three women who went missing across the Inland Northwest in 1986 and 1987. Investigators don’t know whether the disappearances of Weflen, Sally Anne Stone and Debora Jean Swanson are related.

Missing woman’s ex-colleague brings attention to 1987 case

A former co-worker of a Deer Park woman who disappeared in 1987 is hoping to bring fresh attention to one of the region’s most publicized cold cases. John Polos met Julie Weflen when she attended training for U.S. Bonneville Power Administration in the Vancouver, Wash., area, where Polos worked as an engineer.

Cold case gets a fresh look

A former co-worker of a Deer Park woman who disappeared in 1987 is hoping to bring fresh attention to one of the region’s most publicized cold cases.

Missing on the job

Julie Weflen’s disarming smile beamed from dozens of billboards in four states, from hundreds of thousands of posters and in national media after she went missing 20 years ago this month.