Police are searching a property in Hermon, Maine, on Thursday for human remains related to a decades-old cold case.
Twenty-five-year-old Sharon Smith was reported missing on Sept. 4, 1980. She had been working at the Paramount Lounge on Harlow Street in Bangor when she disappeared.
She has never been located and the case has remained open in the 36 years since.
The latest news from around the state
Members of the Bangor Police Department, Maine State Police and the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant on the grounds of a property at 147 New Boston Rd. in Hermon on Thursday morning.
Bangor Police said the search is focused on locating human remains, trace evidence, clothing, blood, bones, body fluids and any other items that might contain the DNA of or other evidence pertaining to Smith's disappearance and death.
The Bangor Daily News reports that Thursday's search was prompted by new information that was received about the case. Police reportedly received an anonymous letter years ago saying that Smith's remains might be in this area.