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Case File 1539DFCT

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Left & Center: Pennington, circa 1996; Right: Progressed to age 26 (circa 2007)

April Dawn Pennington
Missing since May 29, 1996 from Uncasville, New London County, Connecticut
Classification: Endangered Missing


Vital Statistics


Circumstances of Disappearance
Pennington was last seen leaving her home in the middle of the night in Montville, Connecticut on May 29, 1996. She possibly had a black duffel bag. She was carrying no money or extra clothing. She left to meet with friends, and ran down the street to a waiting pickup truck. 

George Leniart from Montville, has been charged with murder and three counts of capital felony in the death of April Pennington. 

In 1997, Leniart was convicted of second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor in the 1995 sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl. In 2002 he was convicted of risk of injury to a minor and violation of probation when he was discovered with a 14-year-old girl in a wooded area in Preston. 

Leniart was a suspect in Aprilís disappearance from the beginning.


Investigators
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Connecticut State Police
Detective Martin Graham
860-886-6603

Agency Case Number: E96166553

NCIC Number: M-933208052
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Connecticut State Police
Norwich Bulletin
WTIC News
NamUs


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