The remains of a 14-year-old girl who went missing more than five decades ago were identified Tuesday in northeastern Pennsylvania, according to state police

The late teenager, revealed to be Joan Marie Dymond of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., went missing back in June of 1969. Officials believe she died the same year. Patrick Dougherty, commanding officer of Pennsylvania State Police Troop P, said the body finally being identified has opened an investigation. Foul play is suspected.

“We never stopped pursuing answers, and this investigation remains very active,” Dougherty said in a statement. “After 53 years, the family of Joan Marie Dymond very much deserves closure. We will do everything in our power to see that they have it.”

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