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Written by Kim Kolton taken from "It’s all done with smoke and mirrors" Jan 30, 2011
(I was asked to post for Crimewire by Kim) Updated Fri May 13, 2011
Randy Leach Missing Since April 15, 1988
In the spring of 1988; 220 lb., 17 year old Randy Leach of rural Linwood, KS was looking forward to his high school graduation and spending the summer contemplating his next life move atop his brand new John Deere Lawn Tractor. No long range plans, no pressing matters to attend to, just a summer doing what he loved to do, restoring his; pride and joy; 1966 Mustang, mowing lawns and hanging out with friends. Sweet.
But that was not in the cards.
On April 15, 1988 while attending a pre-graduation party at a friends rural home with 100 other people, Randy and the family car, a gray 4-door, 1985 Dodge 600 sedan disappeared. As fast as Houdini could escape a milk can, Randy was gone, never to be heard from again, and the investigators and rumor mill went to work.
Lets back up. Early in the evening of April 15th as Randy was readying to leave, his father, Harold gave him a twenty to stop by the K-mart in Lawrence to pick up a $15 bottle of water glass wax to put on his new tractor to hold the paint. That and the money he already had on him gave Randy approximately $50 to $60 in his pocket when he left the house. With a goodbye and a dont be out too late; from Harold, Randy walked out of the house and drove down the drive.
The next thing we know, it is approximately 6:45 PM, Randy and his friend Steve Daughtery are cruising around Linwood (pop. 300) and stop at Stouts Corner, the local quickie mart, where Randy bought $3 worth of gas, two candy bars and 2 cans of Pepsi, Steve purchased a six-pack of beer.
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