Reward posted in 1989 disappearance of Mass. girl
WOBURN, Mass. -- A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the discovery of the body of a 14-year-old Woburn girl who disappeared 20 years ago.
Melanie Melanson disappeared five days before her 15th birthday in October 1989. She was last seen at a party with a group of friends in a wooded area on the Woburn/Stoneham line.
Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone, Woburn police and the girl's aunt announced the reward Wednesday.
Authorities say two boys who were left in the woods with her at the end of the night each said the other was the last to see her.
The reward money is being offered by the Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation, a Modesto, Calif.-based foundation that raises public awareness of missing persons.
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