The Pennsylvania State Police announced that human remains discovered in Luzerne County nearly 10 years ago have been identified as a Wilkes-Barre teenager who went missing four decades earlier. 

PSP announced the development and asked for the public's help to find the person responsible for the death of Joan Marie Dymond. 

She was 14 years old when she disappeared from Andover Street Park on June 25th, 1969. 

Captain Patrick Dougherty said they never stopped pursing answers, and the family of Joan Marie Dymond deserves closure. 

The remains of the young woman were discovered November 17th, 2012, on the grounds of a former coal-mining operation in Newport Township. 

Although the remains have been identified, PSP is hoping to find the individual responsible for her death. 

Anyone with information regarding her disappearance should call the Shickshinny station at 570-542-4117.