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Gathering For Missing Girl

Posted on: 9:27 am, August 27, 2012, by

SCRANTON — A vigil was held Sunday in Lackawanna County for a girl missing for decades.

People gathered at Regional Hospital of Scranton to retrace the steps where 11-year-old Jolene Lakey was last seen.

Lakey went missing exactly 26 years ago Sunday, when she was on her way home from what was then Mercy Hospital.

The vigil, called Walking Jolene Home, is meant to finish the journey.

Her mother said it is her way of honoring her little girl.

“She loved mixing colors that don’t match just to stand out and be different.  She was unique, and I’ve not known anybody besides her that everybody loved,” recalled Lois Dunham. 

Jolene Lakey was never found, and no one has ever been arrested in her disappearance in Scranton.

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