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William Donald Leach
Missing since March 17, 1976 from Laytonville, Mendocino County, California
Classification: Endangered Missing


Vital Statistics


Circumstances of Disappearance
William Leach is missing since March 17, 1976. He was residing approximately one mile south of Laytonville, California.
Leach was a mechanic by trade and enjoyed tinkering with his vast collection of vehicles and motorcycles. Fredrick's property in Laytonville, California was nearly paid off and, at 49 years old, he was looking forward to enjoying his eventual retirement.
Leach's disappearance is unexplainable and is being investigated as suspicious in nature. According to a witness, the last time he saw Frederick, he was limping. When he inquired as to the reason, Frederick allegedly told him he had been beaten up. He was involved in a dispute with some people at the time. Authorities have found no evidence suggesting the alleged dispute was related to Frederick's disappearance.
Leach's house was found vandalized, lots of things were stolen and he was missing.
Among the items missing were several vehicles – a 1960s Ford Falcon, two Willy's PU jeeps and two motorcycles – a Harley Davidson and a Suzuki.
Blood was found on the property.


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

Mendocino County Sheriffs Department
707-463-4095

Agency Case Number: 76-0715

Source Information:
CA DOJ
Mendocino County Sheriffs Department


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