Crews searching Woburn, Mass. woods for missing girl

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August 17, 2012, 5:51 am
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(NECN: Eileen Curran, Woburn, Mass.)  - Crews are fanning out this Friday morning in a wooded area of Woburn, Mass. They are looking for clues in a cold missing persons case.

Melanie Melanson disappeared in 1989 at the age of 14.

For a third time in the past year, searchers will return to the woods looking for the remains of Melanie Melanson.

The Woburn, Mass. girl was last seen in the woods with some friends back in 1989.
   
She was days shy of her 15th birthday.

Over the years, two grand juries have heard evidence in the case, but no charges were ever filed.
   
There have been numerous searches, but Melanie remains missing.
   
In November of last year, a private investigator brought in volunteers and search dogs to comb the Woburn woods.

In July of this year, they searched the Middlesex Fells Reservation in Stoneham.

Now, they return to Woburn, after soil samples here tested positive for human decomposition.
   
Family members have resigned themselves to the fact Melanie is gone and hope someone comes forward with answers.

Tags: cold case, missing girl, Eileen Curran, woburn massachusetts, Melanie Melanson, missing person case
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