Missing Clifton Patrick Leonard new case information posted as of May 15th 2020

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Missing Clifton Patrick Leonard

Left and Center: Clifton, approximate date 1983;
Right: Age-progression to age 49 (approximate date 2016)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: August 22, 1983 from Lakeland, Florida

Type: Endangered Missing

Date of Birth: July 29, 1967 Age at disappearance: 16 years old

Weight and Height: 6'0, 155 - 170 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Clifton wears eyeglasses. His nickname is Clif. Clothing/Jewelry Description: A t-shirt and shorts.

Medical Conditions: Clifton was diagnosed with schizophrenia several years before his disappearance. He has suffered emotional breakdowns in the past and may attempt suicide as a result of his condition. He taking the anti-psychotic medication Thorazine in August 1983, but he wasn't carrying his prescription at the time of his disappearance.

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


Clifton resided in Lakeland, Florida in 1983. On the day of his disappearance, he planned to meet friends in the Lake Hollingsworth area. He had just gotten out of the hospital and was looking forward to returning to school. Clifton's parents expected him to be home by 10:00 p.m., but he never arrived and never contacted him again. When his friends were questioned, they said he'd left Lake Hollingsworth in a car driven by an unknown individual.
Clifton left behind his new glasses, new school clothes, and medication, taking only a bag, a bathing suit, a change of clothing and $20. The screen was found removed from his bedroom window the day after his disappearance. His mother reported him missing on August 24.
Clifton's parents adopted him as an infant. He was hospitalized several times over the years due to his schizophrenia, and attended a class for emotionally disturbed students at Lakeland High School, but he had never run away and his parents don't believe he ran away in 1983. Clifton's mother is still alive and lives in the local area, and remains hopeful that he will be found. Few details are available in his case.
Polk County Sheriff's Office