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.
- Massachusetts State Police
Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated March 2, 2014; age-progression updated.