Leonard Louis Romanelli

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Left: Leonard, circa 1992;
Right: Age-progression to age 29 (circa 2015)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 7, 1992 from Beacon, New York
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth: February 9, 1986
  • Age: 6 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'0, 48 - 68 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Leonard has a four- to six-inch scar on his shin.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Leonard was last seen on August 7, 1992 in Beacon, New York. He was abducted by his non-custodial mother, Lisa Marie DeBiase. DeBiase didn't have custody of Leonard, but she was allowed visitation. She didn't return him after a court-ordered two-week visit. A photograph and vital statistics for DeBiase are posted below this case summary.

    Authorities believe DeBiase may have taken Leonard to a southern state. Her relatives have indicated he's alive and well, but they've refused to reveal Leonard and DeBiase's whereabouts. Leonard's case remains unsolved.


    Lisa Marie DeBiase
    Above: Lisa Marie DeBiase

    Date of Birth: May 19, 1956
    Age: 36 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'1, 135 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. DeBiase may use the first name Liza and/or the last name Romanelli; some agencies refer to her as Lisa Romanelli. She may spell her last name "Debiase."


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Dutchess County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    New York State Missing and Exploited Children's Clearinghouse
    The Poughkeepsie Journal


    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 27, 2015; age-progression updated.

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