A tip regarding the 1963 disappearance of 13-year-old Noreen Greenley led Durham investigators to a piece of land in North Clarington.

However, nothing was uncovered during an extensive excavation of the area near Regional Road 57 and Concession 8 on Thursday. Two trenches were dug – the longest about 150 feet.  Each trench went down about seven feet. As part of their investigation police used metal detectors that were able to penetrate another three feet in depth.

Greenley went missing in Bowmanville while waiting for a bus back on September 14th 1963. She had just left her best friend’s house. A volunteer search and police investigation at the time turned up empty.

But last month, someone came forward with claims that a relative (who is no longer alive) may have involved in her disappearance.  According to the anonymous tip, the teen’s body may have been left in the trunk of a car that was buried during roadwork being done back in 1963.

Police are urging anyone with information related to the Greenley case to contact Det. Moore (ext. 5326) of the Major Crime Homicide unit at 1-888-579-1520.

Photo: Missing person poster of Noreen from 1963 (file)

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