Missing Nancy Leichner new case information posted as of May 15th 2020

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Missing Nancy Leichner

Leichner, approximate date 1966

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Type: Endangered Missing

Date of Birth: July 24, 1945 Age at disappearance: 21 years old

Weight and Height: 5'3, 115 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde hair, green eyes. Leichner wears prescription eyeglasses but they were left behind when she vanished. Her last name is pronounced "Like-ner." Clothing/Jewelry Description: A two-piece bathing suit; the bottom part is blue and the top part is blue and red striped.

Details of disappearance and psychic work by Brian Ladd (login to view entire case as of May 2020)


Leichner and her friend
It is not believed that the women drowned in the swampy area. They are both good swimmers and in any case did not plan to swim that day because the water was too cold. Their boyfriends are also not considered suspects in their disappearances.
In 2007, authorities announced they were closing the Leichner/Nater cases, as they believe the serial killer Gerard John Schaefer Jr. was responsible for their disappearances. A photograph of him is posted below this case summary. Schaefer is believed to have been responsible for the deaths of dozens of young women and is suspected in the disappearances of Carmen Hallock, Wendy Stevenson and Peggy Rahn. The family of Debora Lowe, who disappeared in 1972, believes he was involved in her case as well. Schaefer was only convicted of two murders. He was murdered in prison in 1995. He was never charged in connection with Leichner and Nater's disappearances, but investigators are certain he was involved. They stated evidence, including a witness and a jailhouse confession, linked him to the two women.
Leichner is a graduate of Largo High School. Both women resided in Pinellas County, Florida in 1966. They did not know each other very well; they had met only once prior to their disappearances. Their cases are unsolved.

Lake County Sheriff's Office