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Leigh Occhi
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Age 13
Race White
Sex Female
Location Tupelo, Mississippi
Disappeared August 27, 1992
Missing for 26 years
Height 4'10
Weight 95 pounds
Classification Suspected homicide

Leigh Marine Occhi was a girl who went missing in 1992 in Mississippi. Foul play is suspected in her case.

Description

Leigh was described to have blonde hair and hazel eyes. She had amblyopia in her left eye and it's possible she might be wearing eyeglasses. Leigh had several markings: a strawberry birthmark at the base of the back of her skull, small scratch scars on her left leg, and skin bumps on her knees. Both of Leigh's earlobes are pierced . Her mother believes she might be wearing green and yellow silk boxer shorts and a night shirt.

Case

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Progressed to 26

Leigh was last seen by her mother, Vickie Felton, at 7:35 a.m., prior to leaving for work. This was the first time Felton left her home alone, and she was planning to attend an open house at her school later that day. Meanwhile, Hurricane Andrew had resulted in heavy storms in the area. Felton reportedly called her at 8:30 a.m., but with no answer, and reported her disappearance thirty minutes later.

Type O blood stains, which is possibly Leigh's blood type, were located throughout the home. In addition, Leigh's sleeping bag and a few possessions were discovered missing.

Nearly one month following Leigh's disappearance, her glasses were delivered to her home via mail. No results were gained regarding handwriting and forensic testing on the envelope.

She was erroneously identified as a skeleton through dental comparison. The remains were later positively matched to a 27-year-old woman.

Suspects

Felton stated she believed an acquaintance of Leigh is responsible for her disappearance. It should be noted, however, that Felton failed all three polygraph tests she had been given. Furthermore, authorities felt Felton's behavior regarding the case was odd, and Felton's current whereabouts remain unknown to her relatives. Regardless, Felton has never been identified as a suspect, and Leigh continues to be missing.

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