Cynthia Hernandez, who was murdered in 1976, was finally laid to rest this morning in Glendora.
Hernandez, 18, was last seen leaving her Glendora home August 26, 1976 and told family she was on her way to see a late showing of “The Omen” at the now defunct Fox Theater, 211 N. Azusa Ave., in Covina.
The services were held at Oakdale Mortuary and attended by family and as well as members of the Glendora Police Department and some media. San Bernardino Deputy District Attorney Denise Yoakum, who prosecuted Hernandez’s murderer, also attended.
Hernandez had been cremated and her remains were placed in a memorial wall, by her mother, at Oakdale Mortuary to conclude the services.
GCN has been following her case the last couple of years, up to the conviction of her murderer in October.
During the services, Gloria Densham, the mother of Cynthia, thanked the Glendora Police for their work on the case. Densham mentioned that Cynthia had finally “come home” and that “this is where Cynthia considered home and where she would want to be”.
Chief Tim Staab, who had reopened the case back in 2011, was in attendance and remained very engaged with the family, as did the other detectives who worked the case.
Detectives are also working on creating a scholarship in her name to a Charter Oak student and GCN will be happy to share that info once we know more.
You can read the details of her murderer’s conviction HERE.