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No new clues in Fox River to Chicago woman’s disappearance

CARY – Monday’s search of the Fox River did not yield any results into the missing person investigation of Wendy M. Kimura, police said Friday.

Divers from the Lake and McHenry counties sonar team spent five hours Monday searching for clues into Kimura’s disappearance. She last was seen walking along Route 14 in Cary on May 21, 1999.

Upon receiving new information, the Cary Police Department and other agencies performed a land search around the Arlington Club subdivision and Jack’s Channel on June 15.

Divers used two pieces of sonar equipment Monday near Route 14 and North River Road in the Fox River.

“This remains an open missing persons case,” Cary Police Sgt. Ed Synek said. “We encourage anyone with information on the case to come forward, no matter how small.”

Kimura was living in Chicago and took the train to Cary to spend the night with a friend May 20, 1999.

The friend said Kimura last was seen May 21, 1999, walking along Route 14 in Cary, perhaps to catch a train in Cary or Fox River Grove.

She was later reported missing by her mother.

The search Monday included members of the Barrington, Fox River Grove, Cary, Wauconda and Long Grove fire departments, as well as sonar teams from Lake and McHenry counties and a dive team from Cary.

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