Leah Roberts

December 24, 2009 by  
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Leah Roberts

Missing Since: March 2000
Missing from: Whatcom County, Washington
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 07/23/76
Age at disappearance: 23
Height: 5’6″
Weight: 130 lbs.
Hair Color: Sandy Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Race: White
Gender: Female
Distinguishing Characteristics: Surgical scar on right hip.
Metal rod inside the entire length of one of her femurs as the
result of previous automobile accident injuries. Beauty mark
above the upper corner of right lip. Pierced ears. Vegetarian.
Smokes cigarettes. Speaks fluent Spanish. Strong southern
Jewelry: 14 karat white gold diamond ring with .45 carat
emerald cut diamond, two .07 carat baguettes on sides, pair
of 14 carat gold earrings with .3 carat ruby in each.
Leah’s hometown: Durham, NorthCarolina

Details of Disappearance
Leah left her hometown on March 9, 2000. She did not advise anyone of her destination. She left in a white 1993 Jeep Cherokee, North Carolina Lic# JVP-2881. The vehicle was found abandoned on a logging road in Whatcom County on Saturday, March 18, 2000. Receipts in the vehicle show gasoline was purchased in Brooks, Oregon in the early morning hours of Monday, March 13, 2000.

A ticket was purchased from the theater at Bellis Fair Mall in Bellingham on March 13, 2000 at 2:10 PM for the movie, American Beauty. Cat food was found in the car which leads investigators to suspect that she may have taken her small kitten with her. Extensive searches of the area around her wreck provided few clues in her disappearance.

Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office
Det. Mark Joseph
(360) 676-6650
Whatcom County Dispatch Center
(360) 676-7722
(360) 676-6711

If you have any information on this case please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons at (910) 343-1131 24 hour tip line (910) 232-1687.

All information submitted to CUE Center For Missing Persons is confidential.

Submit Confidential Tip HERE




CUE Center National Tour Purpose and Inspiration

leahoveralls The annual tour was created to generate new interest in cold cases of missing people across our nation. The inspiration came in 2004 from the case of North Carolina college student Leah Roberts, who had gone on a cross-country trip of self-exploration. Her wrecked and abandoned vehicle was found, but Leah is still missing. Leah’s case went cold and interest faded until CUE volunteers set out on a grueling 14-day trip to retrace her route and inform the media of all those who were missing in the path of the tour. In the years to follow, it only seemed right to keep hope alive after families across the country voiced the need for more help and supported the tour idea.

National Tour Objective

The national road tour, called “On the Road to Remember,” is an awareness campaign that focuses on missing persons cases that have gone cold or have not received appropriate media coverage on the local level – much less the national level.. The tour, which travels through many states annually, provides that attention.

In all cases of missing people, it is vital to inform the public of the missing person’s circumstances quickly and to disseminate that information to the media and the public. In most cases where details are released immediately to the public through an organized campaign, the public brings forth information that aids in the investigation and or the location of the victim. The media plays a significant role in getting the word out on the behalf of the missing person and should be recognized as a vital resource to any investigation.

Interest in many of the cases we have featured in previous tours has been renewed. The media has learned about local cases they were unaware of; case investigations have been renewed, and searches conducted. Information has resulted in new leads in some cases, and has even helped identify an unknown decedent and in 2008 solved a cold case of twenty eight years. And finally, each tour some of the missing featured have been found from various efforts, which is the main reason we conduct the tour despite the toll it takes on our all-volunteer staff.

It is the belief of the CUE Center for Missing Persons that all investigations, the public, volunteers and the media should work in collaboration on cases involving missing children and adults; until this happens, their will continue to be cases of the missing labeled “cold” or “inactive.”

About the Tour Honoree

In keeping the tradition of the tour – an honoree is selected each year, one who needs fair coverage of their disappearance. In 2017  a honoree will be announced.


9 Responses to “Leah Roberts”
  1. Emily says:

    I knew Leah from high school.. I have followed this case for many years and I just hope that she is found. I cannot imagine what her brother and sister are going through day and night.. I will keep this family in my prayers in hopes that one day we will find out what happened to Leah Roberts.

  2. Virginia says:

    She Was Like A Sister To Me,I Think About Her Every Secound Of My Life…

  3. zee says:

    Why was both men, the people who saw Leah the last time brought in for polygraph test and why isn’t the police using the finger prints found on the car to try and track down the person? I hope that one day her family will reunite with Leah. And all the best. Leah’s brother and sister must be going thru a lot I will keep u guys in my prayers and kara keep the Hope

  4. Sanna says:

    Just watched this case on “disappeared,” such a sad, sad story. It left me with so many questions. What about the bartender that day? What about the couple who said they seen her after the accident? Why did the husband act so weird after? Someone in that shop must have followed her and dumped her car. So many years later, and still nothing. Seems to me the locals acted weird after being questioned too much? Could be me. It’s an odd one. I will keep this case and Leah’s siblings in prayer. Good luck solving the mystery!

  5. Renee Spinda says:

    I saw this episode on disapeared. I just have the over whelming feeling that SHE put her mothers ring under the floor board as a clue , that something bad happend. I feel like maybe she was in the back of her jeep at some point by force of someone. I pray the find out what happend to her and where she may be.

  6. david loepke says:

    Israel Keyes admitted to 4 murders in Washington in late 90’s and 00
    when he was caught. he was stationed at Ft. Lewis which is a few hrs away
    from Bellingham.

  7. Sara says:


    I was just wondering if authorities have reached out to Canada? She was so close to BC and clearly had connections to Canada due to soccer.


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