LEEANNA Warner was five years old when she disappeared almost twenty years ago.
Several chilling details about her unsolved case have come to light since LeeAnna disappeared on June 14, 2003.
LeeAnna was last seen walking home from a neighbor friend’s house wearing a sleeveless blue denim dress or skirt with a belt, orange underwear and no shoes or shoes. socks.
But when LeeAnna’s mother, Kaelin, went looking for her, LeeAnna’s shoes were found outside the friend’s house, where no one was home for her visit, Kaelin told People.
Since LeeAnna disappeared from her home in Chisholm, Minnesota, police have received more than 1,700 leads but have never had a concrete suspect.
There was no solid evidence that LeeAnna was kidnapped, although police believe this is the most realistic option.
Chisholm Police Chief Vernon Manner told People he thought someone knew something.
LeeAnna’s father, Chris Warner, said he spoke to a neighbor who saw LeeAnna going to her friend’s house, NBC affiliate KARE-TV reported.
Police will later question Mathew Curtis, 24, who lived on the streets.
“Any agency that worked on the case would have liked to have followed Matt,” Sheriff Litman said.
“To try to determine what his involvement was, if any. Unfortunately, it ended when he committed suicide. »
Police thought they had found another lead when LeeAnna’s footprints were found near Lake Chisholm.
They turned out to be from another day and partially emptying the lake did nothing, according to KARE.
LeeAnna’s parents, who nickname her ‘Beaner’, have made desperate televised pleas in hopes of seeing her again.
“Beaner, come home. We miss you. We won’t stop looking for you. We’re not going to sleep until we find you. We love you,” they said in 2003.
LeeAnna’s father has opened up about how he felt after his life was turned upside down.
“It’s like being punched in the stomach. I don’t know, how do you explain that? Your life just stops,” he said.
The night LeeAnna disappeared, thousands of people were in town for a concert and a motorcycle race, KARE reported.
LeeAnna’s father doesn’t believe her disappearance was caused by anyone in the area.
Over the years, he hoped that LeeAnna would return to his family.
“Someone has to know something,” Chris Warner said in 2018.
“Sooner or later, they will get tired of hearing me, and they will crack. Because I’m not backing down. I do not give up. »
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Seven chilling details in the case of LeeAnna Warner who disappeared 18 years ago aged 5 – Reuters