“In reviewing this case, we identified potential areas of opportunity which may assist in moving this case forward,” the department said in a statement. “This includes the use of advancements in technology. Given the circumstances of the crime, we also believe there may be individuals (previously unidentified) who may have pertinent information surrounding Susan’s disappearance.”
Susan Robin Bender was ready for a weekend with friends when she arrived at the Modesto Greyhound station on April 25, 1986. The smiley 15-year-old had dressed for the occasion, sporting a light blue skirt with polka dots, a blouse and white vest.