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State police, DA conducting search in Luzerne County

Authorities say the search by state police off Cann Road in Huntington Township is related to a decades-old missing persons case.

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — A search is underway on a rural property in Luzerne County.

According to the Luzerne County district attorney, the search by state police off Cann Road in Huntington Township is related to a decades-old missing person case.

A spokesperson from the Department of Environmental Protection tells Newswatch 16 that the department is assisting in this investigation to allow a pond on the property to be drained.

Authorities have not confirmed that the search is related to the case of Ilonka Cann. Cann was last seen in this area before she was reported missing by her husband Charles Cann in 1970.

She was last seen by her husband at their home on Cann Road. At that time, first responders, including a dive team from Scranton, searched the property and a pond for Cann, but no sign of her was found.

District Attorney Sam Sanguedolce said that if this investigation results in any information which can or should be made available to the public, his office will do so.

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