Forty years later, police continue search for answers in abduction, murder of Indiana girl

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MORGAN COUNTY, Ind. (Aug. 20, 2015)—It’s been 40 years since 11-year-old Cheryl Ann Bolin disappeared while riding her bicycle home from a friend’s house, but police continue their search for answers surrounding her death.

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in solving the cold case murder of Bolin, who was abducted around noon on August 19, 1975 from a rural area of northwest Morgan County. Authorities say Bolin stayed the night at her friend’s house and was riding her bicycle home when she went missing. It is believed she was abducted just north of I-70, which was just recently completed at the time. Bolin’s bicycle was located 300 feet away from the county road in a ravine.

On March 2, 1976, Bolin’s body was found in a rural area of Vigo County. Authorities say she was found face down by the edge of a small pond. It was reported she was wearing different clothes than the clothing she was wearing after she left her friend’s house. Officers also found her belongings along a fence row near the area where her body was discovered.

Bolin’s family and Morgan County deputies are desperately seeking answers in the young girl’s death. If you have any information regarding this cold case, contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477.