Frederick Donald Leach
Missing since: 03/17/76
Missing From: Laytonville,California
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 12/06/26
Age at Disappearance: 49
White Male-Tan complexion
Weight: 165 lbs.
Marks, Scars: He had a scar on the right side of his face from an animal bite.
Nicknames: Bill, Donald, William
Details of Disappearance
Mr Leach was residing approximately one mile south of Laytonville, California.
Mr Leach was a mechanic by trade and enjoyed tinkering with his vast collection of vehicles and motorcycles. Fredrick’s property in Laytonville, California was nearly paid off and, at 49 years old, he was looking forward to enjoying his eventual retirement.
Mr Leach was last seen by his son on March 17, 1976. Later that day, his best friend contacted Mr Leach’s daughter and said that her fathers house was vandalized, lots of stuff was stolen and he was missing.
Among the items missing were several vehicles – a 1960s Ford Falcon, two Willy’s PU jeeps and two motorcycles – a Harley Davidson and a Suzuki.
It is believed that two big trucks were seen loading everything up,
According to the best friend, the last time he saw Mr Leach, he was limping. When he inquired as to the reason, Frederick allegedly told him he had been beaten up.
It is also believed that Frederick was involved in a dispute with some people,and that Frederick would not sell them some things they wanted, and one of the guys became furious.
Foul Play was suspected in Mr Leach’s disappearance after fresh blood was found on his property shortly after he disappeared.
Mr Leach is still missing and his case remains unsolved.
Mendocino County Sheriff (California)
707-467-9159 or 707-463-4086
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