"She was there at the substation to do some kind of maintenance work," Spokane County Sheriff's Sergeant Bill Beeman said.
"It appeared there had been some sort of fight or altercation and she
was just gone and we've been looking for her
Weflen's disappearance was treated as a likely kidnapping and the sheriff's office launched a full scale investigation.
"There's been a lot of the employees, friends, family and to this point we have not been able to determine where she
is or who may be involved in her
But now, after 24 years, there's a possible break in the case.
Co-workers recently remembered Weflen's locker at the Bell substation has been padlocked and only recently opened.
"They realized it was her
locker, they cut the lock off it and put everything in her
locker into a storage container and then held it in their secure storage," Beeman
On Tuesday detectives retrieved the container and spent the day going through its contents.
"It could lead us to more witnesses, it could lead us to a person of interest, lead us to a suspects, lead us about anywhere," Beeman