Heike Leich

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Above Images: Leich, circa 2007


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 8, 2007 from West Hanover Township, Pennsylvania
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: April 22, 1960
  • Age: 47 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5 - 5'6, 190 - 200 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair. Leich is of German descent and speaks fluent German. She is a heavy smoker.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A dark blue corduroy skirt and a floral-print blouse.
  • Medical Conditions: Leich has bipolar disorder which has previously required hospitalization. She is supposed to take medication which she may not have been taking prior to her disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Leich was last seen leaving her home in the 7900 block of Fishing Creek Valley Road in West Hanover Township, Pennsylvania at 7:30 p.m. on August 8, 2007. She has never been heard from again. Leich lived with her long-term boyfriend and their adult at the time of her disappearance. When police searched their property after Leich went missing, they learned she had been living in "very cluttered, very dirty" conditions. Before she went missing, there was discussion of her going to live in a Christian group home, and she was against the idea.

    Investigators believe Leich was the victim of a homicide. She left her purse, medication, cigarettes and identification behind. Her boyfriend didn't appear to be concerned about her disappearance and, the day after she was last seen, he went to attend a tractor show in Ohio. He refused to take a polygraph about her case, but he has not been called a suspect. Leich's disappearance remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Pennsylvania State Police
    Harrisburg Station


    Source Information
    Pennsylvania Missing Persons
    The Cumberland County Sentinel
    ABC 27 News


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 3, 2016, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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