CHICAGO (CBS) — The Will County Sheriff’s Office is releasing a new age progression photo of a girl who went missing in Joliet 39 years ago.

(Credit: Will Co. Sheriff’s Office)

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Sarah Avon was just six years old when she disappeared from in front of her home in 1981.

A new photo was released showing what she may look like now. Investigators named a person of interest in the case, William Redden. He was a cousin of Sarah’s father, but died ten years ago.

(Credit: Will Co. Sheriff’s Office)

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The sheriff searched his former home last year but found nothing. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Will County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Unit at 815-727-8574.  You can also leave anonymous tips on the Will County Sheriff’s website at 

You can also contact Will County Crime Stoppers by telephone at 800-323-6734, or by computer at

(Credit: Will Co. Sheriff’s Office)

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