Cheryl is listed in the Cold Case Files of York Police.
Here is the summary of her disappearance. Note: Cheryl had a 10 minute walk to her friends place. She never made it./jbhttp://www.yrp.ca/coldcases.aspx
Case #: 1974-10461
Location: Bloomington Road between Yonge and Bathurst, Aurora
Date: Friday, May 31, 1974
Summary: During the evening hours of Friday, May 31, 1974, seven-year-old Cheryl Hanson left her residence on Bloomington Road, near the Blue Hills Academy, Town of Aurora, for a 10-minute walk to her cousin's residence, also located on Bloomington Road. Cheryl Hanson left her residence wearing a red coat over a matching dark brown checked sweater and pant combination, with white leather shoes. Cheryl Hanson was carrying a paper bag containing her white pyjamas with a red floral design. Cheryl never arrived at her cousin's residence. There was a massive search involving police officers, volunteers, and local militia members but these searches were unable to locate Cheryl or any of her property.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the York Regional Police Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at 1-866-876-5423 x 7865, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com
or text a tip by sending TIPYORK and a message to CRIMES (274637).