For Release
The Doe Network
April, 2003
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Teen Missing Since 1976 Found Safe.

The Doe Network is pleased to inform all media that we have provided assistance in solving the case of a teen missing since 1976.

Tracie Fleischhut, a member of The Doe Networks Administrative Team, was contacted by a Pennsylvania state trooper regarding a possible match between an unidentified girl in Pennsylvania and Laurie Davern, a missing Grand Island, NY teen. Mrs. Fleischhut, in response to the state troopers request for more information on Laurie Davern, contacted The New York State Police office in Niagara Falls,NY. Although Laurie's file could not be located immediately, Mrs. Fleischhut maintained contact for over 6 months with both departments in a search for the information needed to do a comparison.

In April 2003 , Mrs. Fleischhut was notified by a family member of Laurie's that she was located safe and sound. Her family thanks the Doe Network & Tracie Fleischhut for diligently looking for their missing loved one and keeping a case alive after so many years. Laurie and her family now wish for privacy so they may reconnect and develop a relationship.

The Doe Network is excited about such a wonderful outcome for this case and is pleased that it could offer the assistance in finding Laurie after so many years.

Ref: interviews: The Doe Network will respect the wishes of Laurie and her family.
Therefore we will not do interviews or answer media questions regarding this case without approval from the family.