SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Investigators are turning their attention to one of South Dakota’s oldest cold cases Wednesday.
Authorities held a media briefing before Wednesday’s search near the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum. You see the briefing in the player below.
Ellabeth Lodermeier hasn’t been seen since 1974.
Her husband Gene was a person of interest in the case, but was never charged with her murder. Two years after she disappeared, her purse and credit cards showed up in Canada
Then in 1992, a farmer discovered her wallet and checkbook on a river bank just east of Sioux Falls.
Wednesday morning searchers will return to the area with a cadaver dog.
They’ll be focusing on a stretch of river near the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum, which is just off of Highway 42.