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Crews search Connecticut River for woman missing since 1978

Published: Sep. 16, 2021 at 6:45 AM EDT
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LANCASTER, N.H. (WCAX) - Investigators are continuing to try to find a New Hampshire woman who disappeared back in 1978.

A team of people on Wednesday searched the Connecticut River again at the Mount Orne Covered Bridge in Lancaster.

Alberta Leeman of Gorham was reported missing on July 26, 1978. She was 63 at the time.

Her disappearance was not considered suspicious.

There have been several searches around that part of the state over the past 40 years. Then last month, her car was found in the water.

Police along with a forensic anthropologist and an underwater recovery specialist searched the water again Wednesday.

They say innovative techniques are being used, but we don’t know if they found anything.

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