Find missing Leigh Marine Occhi!
She is missing from home.
It was the first time that her mother had
Left her at home alone.
There was a bad hurricane in the area that day.
Leigh’s mom called home, to check on her.
But Leigh was not home and was never seen again.
This happened over 26 years ago.
Where is Leigh Marine Occhi?
Find Missing Leigh Marine Occhi!
Find Missing Leigh Marine Occhi! Leigh Marine Occhi has been missing since August 27, 1992. She is missing from Tupelo, Mississippi. Leigh Marine Occhi is classified as an endangered missing person. Her year of birth is 1979. At the time of her disappearance, Leigh was 13 years old. Her current age is 39 years old. Leigh Marine Occhi is a Caucasian female. Her hair is blonde and her eyes are hazel. When she was last seen, Leigh was wearing
a nightshirt and green/yellow silk boxer shorts.
Leigh has a strawberry birthmark at the base of her skull. She has small scratch scars on her right leg and bumps on the skin of both of her knees. Her ears are pierced. She has a lazy left eye and wears eyeglasses. Her blood type is either A or O.
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Leigh was last seen at her family’s residence. It was located in the 100 block of Honey Locust Drive in Tupelo, Mississippi. This incident occurred on August 27, 1992. Her mother saw her before leaving for work at 7:35 a.m. Leigh planned to attend an open house at her school that day, and was waiting for her grandmother to come pick her up. It was the first time her mother had left her at home alone.
There were heavy storms that day as Hurricane Andrew moved over the area. And Leigh’s mother was concerned for her as a result. Her mother tried to call her at 8:30 A.M., but got no answer. She tried to call once more before returning home, but there was still no answer. Her mother became worried and returned home to check on Leigh, and discovered that the garage door was open and the light was on. Another door to the house was left unlocked. There was no sign of Leigh at the scene and she has not been seen again. Her mother called the police at 9:00 A.M. to report her daughter’s disappearance.
There were no signs of forced entry into the home. But there were some indications that a struggle had taken place. Type O blood stains were located inside the house on the walls. Blood was found on a doorframe, the carpet, and the bathroom countertop. There was a blood trail leading from the hallway to the living room to the back door, and blood and hair stuck to a doorframe. One of Leigh’s nightgowns and her brassiere, both items bloodstained, were in her bedroom.
Someone had made efforts to clean up the blood in the bathroom. But police couldn’t find a used rag or towel anywhere. Leigh’s reading glasses, shoes, some of her underclothes and a sleeping bag were missing. Police searched the area with bloodhounds. But due to the weather conditions the dogs weren’t able to get a scent.
About one month after Leigh’s disappearance, her glasses arrived at her residence in the mail. They were addressed to Leigh’s stepfather. He and Leigh’s mother had separated a short time before her disappearance. There was nothing else in the envelope. It was postmarked Booneville, Mississippi, a town about thirty miles from Tupelo, and the street name in the address was misspelled “Hony Locust.” Handwriting and forensic tests on the envelope yielded no results and the person who mailed the glasses has never been identified.
Authorities stated they had very little evidence to determine who was responsible for Leigh’s disappearance. Several persons of interest have been interviewed, but no one has been charged in connection with her case. Her mother was given three polygraphs and failed all of them. But she hasn’t been identified as a suspect. Leigh’s mother believes a local man who knew Leigh was responsible for her disappearance. This individual, who is currently incarcerated, has been linked to two other disappearances in the Tupelo area.
Leigh resided alone with her mother at the time of her disappearance. She was about to begin the eighth grade at Tupelo Middle School. Her father, who divorced from her mother in 1981, was in the United States Army and was stationed out of state. Her mother is also a veteran of the armed forces.
Leigh’s father got emergency leave from the military after her disappearance and moved to Tupelo with his family so he could assist in the search for his daughter. He stated although he wasn’t able to see Leigh often due to his military obligations, they had a close relationship. Both Leigh’s father and her stepfather were ruled out as suspects in her case.
Foul play is strongly suspected in Leigh’s disappearance, which remains unsolved.
Find Missing Leigh Marine Occhi!
Leigh Marine Occhi has been missing for 26 years and two months. It is unclear who her mother is a person of interest in her case. What would cause her mother to keep failing her polygraphs? Did she know more than she was saying? Leigh is missing under suspicious circumstances. Who is the cause of all the blood that was found? Someone (s) knows something. Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Leigh Marine Occhi? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) responsible for her disappearance?
Do you have any information? You may contact the Tupelo Police Department at: (662) 841-6491. You may contact the
Federal Bureau of Investigation at: (202) 324-3000. You may contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678. You may call 9-1-1 or your local police.
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This is a 2018 piece about Leigh Marine Occhi. Click here and learn more.
This detailed article was written after Leigh Marine Occhi’s 20th annual missing date. Click here and learn more.
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This article was written after Leigh Marine Occhi reached her 25th annual missing date. Click here and learn more.
The above information is found on Leigh Marine Occhi’s Charley Project Page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.
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