Leigh Frances Savoie

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Left and Center: Leigh, circa 1974;
Right: Age-progressed to age 50 (circa 2013)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 7, 1974 from Revere, Massachusetts
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 5, 1963
  • Age: 10 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'4, 60 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Light brown hair, brown eyes. Leigh's nickname is LeeLee.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Cut-off blue shorts, a white t-shirt with the phrase "Try It, You'll Like It" imprinted on the front, a blue sweater and sneakers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Leigh was last seen in Revere, Massachusetts on April 7, 1974. He shined shoes after school to earn pocket money. The week of his disappearance, Leigh had been grounded for getting poor grades in math, but his mother gave him permission to go shine shoes at the Suffolk Downs racetrack. He was saving up money to buy her an Easter present. At 11:00 a.m. that day, he left his home on State Road with his shoeshine kit. He stopped at a restaurant at Beachmont Square for a sandwich and a glass of milk, and asked the owner to watch his shoeshine kit for a few minutes until he came back. Leigh never returned. His mother called the police to report his disappearance at 3:00 p.m., but they told her to wait another few hours before they would accept a report, so she began looking for him in the neighborhood. At 4:00 p.m., the restaurant owner gave her Leigh's shoeshine kit. He has never been heard from again.

    Leigh has seven siblings. His mother stated he was a good student in 1974, in the third grade at the Louis Pasteur School. Both his parents are still alive and still looking for him. His case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Boston Globe
    The Boston Herald
    Blast Magazine
    MyFox Boston


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 2, 2014; age-progression updated.

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