WINFIELD TWP — A search this week of a property in the township came up empty in the latest effort to find 8-year-old Cherrie Mahan who disappeared in 1985.
The state police and a team from the Mercyhurst University Archaeological Institute this week searched a property there Monday and Thursday.
Police say the continued investigation and interviews led to the two searches. They brought search dogs to the property and then the Mercyhurst team excavated part of it.
Cherrie Mahan was last seen by a motorist stepping off a school bus near her home in Cabot on Feb. 22, 1985.
Later that year, she was featured on the first “Have You Seen Me?” fliers in the mail.