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    AZ - Cynthia, 15, & Jackie Leslie, 13, Mesa, 31 July 1974

    Cynthia Ardina Leslie
    Missing since July 31, 1974 from Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona.
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction



    Vital Statistics Date Of Birth: February 1, 1959
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 15 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'6; 110 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; hazel eyes.
    Marks, Scars: Dark brown mole on the outer side of her right armpit. She wears eyeglasses and is unable to see without them. Pierced ears.
    Clothing: Light blue jeans, summer shirt.
    Dentals: Available
    Nickname: Cindy

    Agency Case Number: 7410415
    NCIC Number: M-041124474

    Jackie Lynn Leslie
    Missing since July 31, 1974 from Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona.
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction

    Vital Statistics
    Date Of Birth: February 15, 1961
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 13 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4; 110 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; blue eyes.
    Marks, Scars: Mole on her right cheekbone. Pierced ears.
    Clothing: Jeans and a summer shirt.
    Dentals: Available
    Agency Case Number: 74-10415
    NCIC Number: M-041124576


    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Cynthia was last seen walking with her younger sister, Jackie, on July 31, 1974. They were headed to a friend's home, which was located three blocks away from their own residence in the Desert Sands Mobile Home Park in east Mesa. They had just moved there a month earlier from Page, Arizona, so that their father, who was suffering from terminal cancer, could be closer to the hospital. Both girls were last seen walking on Baseline Road near Power Road. They told their mother that they were scheduled to babysit, but she learned afterwards that they planned to attend a party. Cindy likely was meeting a boy her father had forbidden her to see. Teenagers who attended the party were questioned more than once. Stories conflicted. One teenager said the sisters did show up at the party; others said they didn't. Neither Cynthia nor her sister have been heard from since.
    In the weeks following the girls' disappearance, family members and sheriff's deputies searched orange groves and cotton fields. These fields have since been replaced by subdivisions, apartments, theaters and stores.


    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Detective Bob Powers 602-256-1087

    Source Information:
    The Doenetwork
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Nation's Missing Children Organization and Center For Missing Adults
    The Arizona Republic

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    Double abduction/murder?

    This is a case which is somewhat rare in that two sisters were apparently abducted at the same time. In some ways it is similar to the disappearance of the Fort Worth, TX three who went missing five months later (Dec 74), and with the disappearance of the Lyon Sisters from Wheaton, MD three months after that (Mar 75). There are also other double abductions from that time frame which may or may not be connected.

    Was this a crime of opportunity by someone passing through, or was it a crime perpetrated by someone who knew the girls? Does anyone have any more information on the case?

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    Somebody, somewhere knows what happened to these girls. Hopefully one day they will come forward and tell what they saw that night. Prayers to the family. I can't imagine not knowing for so many years.

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    bumping up thread

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    Those teens should be middle aged by now, and most likely married with kids of their own. I only hope that if the do know something, that having their own families will make them come forward with the information.

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    I am in Arizona and we do not hear much of this case, unfortunately since it happened so long ago. The poor mother must be devasted to lose 2 daughters.

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    Bumping up post

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    Bumping case up.

    I wonder if a list of party attendees was made, and if any of those people have been in trouble with legal authorities in a manner which might make their 1974 statements about these girls appear suspect today.

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    35 years have passed...

    It has been 35 years since the disappearance of the Leslie sisters. The case is still unsolved.

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    Teenagers who attended the party were questioned more than once. Stories conflicted. One teenager said the sisters did show up at the party; others said they didn't.
    I wonder if a friend was possibly trying to cover for them? Or was this just such a huge party that some friends didn't notice if they were there? That seems kind of unlikely, IMO, but I guess it's always possible...


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    Ted Bundy was pretty active at this time and he was transient. He killed women in several different states.
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    Doenetwork Links...

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Cynthia Leslie was last seen walking with her younger sister, Jackie, on July 31, 1974.

    They were headed to a friend's home, which was located three blocks away from their own residence in the Desert Sands Mobile Home Park in east Mesa.

    They had just moved there a month earlier from Page, Arizona, so that their father, who was suffering from terminal cancer, could be closer to the hospital.

    Both girls were last seen walking on Baseline Road near Power Road. They told their mother that they were scheduled to babysit, but she learned afterwards that they planned to attend a party.

    Cindy likely was meeting a boy her father had forbidden her to see. Teenagers who attended the party were questioned more than once. Stories conflicted. One teenager said the sisters did show up at the party; others said they didn't. Neither Cynthia nor her sister have been heard from since.

    In the weeks following the girls' disappearance, family members and sheriff's deputies searched orange groves and cotton fields. These fields have since been replaced by subdivisions, apartments, theaters and stores.


    Link to The Doe Network: Case File 94DFAZ (Cynthia Leslie):
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/94dfaz.html

    Link to The Doe Network: Case File 95DFAZ (Jackie Leslie):
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/95dfaz.html

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    Ted Bundy was active in Utah and Colorado around this time. I wonder if he took these girls too. There are numerous woman from Utah and Colorado still missing.

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    Could the answer have been something like the girls were walking out of the trailer park and someone called them over to their trailer? Does the evidence show these girls actually left the trailer park? Where were they last seen walking? Within the trailer park or outside of it?

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