She's Been Missing 45 Years

(Fairview Park) - On Monday, August 8, 1977, 17-year-old Yvonne Regler disappeared from the Sunoco Gas Station at 18990 Lorain Road where she was working. Monday, August 8, 2022 is the 45th anniversary of her disappearance. Here is a timeline of the events of that day: 

•     7:00 a.m. Yvonne Regler reported for work at the Sunoco Station at 23370 Lorain Rd. in North Olmsted for her shift that ended at 3:00 p.m. .

•     Approximately 8:00 a.m. Yvonne was transferred to the Sunoco Station at 18990 Lorain Rd in Fairview Park. She swapped locations with an employee with experience as a mechanic whose skills were needed at the North Olmsted station. She was dropped off by coworkers and had no means of transportation. At the time the Fairview Park Sunoco Station was transitioning from full-serve to self-serve, the station was full service with only one pump working.    

•     10:30 a.m. Yvonne had a phone conversation with a friend. Yvonne discussed her plans to attend the memorial service of another friend’s father. They talked about a dress she had purchased for the service. She was reportedly in good spirits.

•     11:00 a.m. Yvonne had a phone conversation with a family member . The conversation was also about the memorial service.

•     12:00 p.m. A manager from the North Olmsted station brought Yvonne lunch.

•     Approximately 12:30 p.m. Two teenage girls from the area saw Yvonne in the gas station.

•     Approximately 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. The friend called back. During the conversation the friend heard the service bell. Yvonne commented that a car drove through the lot and left. The service bell chimed again and Yvonne told her friend that the car was back and ended the conversation. Yvonne told the friend she would call her after 3:00 p.m. when Yvonne is off work.

•     Approximately 1:25 p.m. A customer purchased gas with a credit card, Yvonne initialed receipt.

•     Between 1:30 p.m. and 2:05 p.m. Two customers and a coffee machine repair person arrived at the gas station and found it empty except for Yvonne’s personal property. All three left without contacting authorities. 

•     Approximately 2:45 p.m. Yvonne’s relief arrived and found the station empty. He calls the North Olmsted Sunoco Station. The manager who brought Yvonne lunch responded. He found Yvonne’s purse, cigarettes, book and partially eaten lunch. $300.00 in cash is found in the register.

•     3:30 p.m. After searching for Yvonne without success co-workers call the police. 

In the 45 years since her disappearance, the Fairview Park Police Department has spent thousands of hours investigating her disappearance. Fairview Park Police have asked for and received assistance from the FBI, Ohio BCI, US Marshals Service and the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children. FPPD has been in contact with several police agencies throughout Ohio and across the United States inquiring about unidentified remains of females who resemble Yvonne with no results. 

Yvonne would be 62 years old today. FPPD believes someone has information that will help locate her.  If you have information on her disappearance you can email or call 440-356-4418. 

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