Friend Helps Give 1987 Spokane Cold Case A Fresh Look - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Friend Helps Give 1987 Spokane Cold Case A Fresh Look

SPOKANE, Wash. - A decades' old cold case is getting a second chance to be solved. A search and rescuer from the west side is digging up new leads on the case of Julie Weflen, an electrical worker who disappeared September 16, 1987 from a Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) substation in the north of Spokane.

John Polos is a friend and former BPA co-worker of Weflen's. He is currently a volunteer search and rescue technician for the Clark County Sheriff's Office. So when he solved a different cold case last year, he knew he had to try and solve his friend's disappearance.

This weekend, Polos and a colleague drove over from Vancouver, Washington to pass out 110 flyers and canvass the neighborhoods around the substation where Weflen disappeared at the intersection of Coulee Hite Road and Four Mound Road.

While in that area, Polos said he also discovered a possible new clue: a bone that he said "looked strange." Polos said he will have the bone tested in Vancouver to see if it is human.

Polos' trip has made local headlines for the past few days and prompted the community to call him with tips. As of Tuesday afternoon, Polos said he received 20 including leads about who the person might have been taken Weflen, as well a possible hide out found near the area she disappeared.

"I thought it was going to be good but it's been better than my wildest expectations," Polos said. "Because I've got so many responses, so many clues, and so much positive feedback from people; nothing negative."

 Polos also said he wanted more people to put pressure on the Spokane County Sheriff's Office to investigate this case. According to the Sheriff's Office, Weflen's case is assigned to a detective and is reviewed regularly with other homicide investigators.

 As of Tuesday afternoon, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office had not received any tips.

RESOURCES:

If you have a tip you'd like to share about the Julie Weflen case, contact the Spokane County Sheriff's Office at (509) 477-4760 or John Polos at (360) 798-1291.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Trader Joe's recalls packaged salads over contamination fear

    Trader Joe's recalls packaged salads over contamination fear

    Sunday, November 19 2017 2:52 AM EST2017-11-19 07:52:06 GMT
    Trader Joe's says it has recalled several packaged salads after a supplier said there may be shards of glass or hard plastic inside.>>
    Trader Joe's says it has recalled several packaged salads after a supplier said there may be shards of glass or hard plastic inside.>>
  • Spokane family discovers their new home destroyed

    Spokane family discovers their new home destroyed

    Saturday, November 18 2017 1:38 AM EST2017-11-18 06:38:51 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A family's dream home turned into a house of horrors after a man breaks in, destroying everything inside.  It was a day the Gunther family had been waiting for, to move into their new home. But when she checked on the place during her lunch break Thursday, Brittanie immediately knew something was wrong.   All of the work her family had done to get their new home ready was gone. "I don't even know what's really 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A family's dream home turned into a house of horrors after a man breaks in, destroying everything inside.  It was a day the Gunther family had been waiting for, to move into their new home. But when she checked on the place during her lunch break Thursday, Brittanie immediately knew something was wrong.   All of the work her family had done to get their new home ready was gone. "I don't even know what's really 

    >>
  • German man reunited with car 20 years after forgetting where he parked it

    German man reunited with car 20 years after forgetting where he parked it

    Saturday, November 18 2017 3:42 PM EST2017-11-18 20:42:47 GMT

    FRANKFURT, Germany - It's a situation we've all been in: You're doing a little pre-Black Friday shopping at River Park Square, leave with an armful of purchases and can't remember where you parked in the garage. But for one Frankfurt man, the situation was taken to the extreme, when he discovered his missing car 20 years after he parked it in an industrial building's garage.

    >>

    FRANKFURT, Germany - It's a situation we've all been in: You're doing a little pre-Black Friday shopping at River Park Square, leave with an armful of purchases and can't remember where you parked in the garage. But for one Frankfurt man, the situation was taken to the extreme, when he discovered his missing car 20 years after he parked it in an industrial building's garage.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/