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  1. #1
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    Sep 2004

    PA - Elizabeth Lande, 21, Philadelphia, 12 Dec 1971 *R. Nauss guilty*

    Elizabeth Ann Lande
    Missing since December 12, 1971 from the Overbrook Park section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Classification: Involuntary

    Vital Statistics

    Age at Time of Disappearance: 21 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'0"; 110 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Green eyes; long blonde hair, past shoulder-length, wavy at the ends.
    Clothing: long brown coat with black fake-fur trim, bell-bottom jeans and platform shoes. Brown suede pocketbook.
    Dentals: Straight and even teeth.

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    On the evening of Saturday, December 11, 1971, with her parents out of town on a week-long cruise, Liz Lande and two of her girlfriends spent the evening talking and watching television. At around midnight, Liz received a phone call from her boyfriend, Bobby Nauss, a member of the Warlocks Motorcycle Club. Nauss asked Liz to spend the weekend with him.

    At about 1:50 am, a neighbor who lived across the street from the Lande residence heard a noise outside. When he looked out of his bedroom window, he saw Liz walk out of the front door to her house, to the sidewalk and get into a waiting gold-colored Toronado.

    On July 12, 1977, a friend of Bobby Nauss - turned witness - attempted to lead Law Enforcement to a location in the Pine Barrens where he said he had helped Nauss bury Liz's body. The location was near Williamstown, NJ, about 16 miles southeast of Philadelphia.

    The previously heavily wooded area was now occupied by housing subdivisions. The witness tried several times to pinpoint the burial site, and the officers dug up each location, but failed to locate Liz's remains.

    On December 9, 1977 Robert Nauss was convicted for the murder of Elizabeth Lande. Her body has never been found.

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

    Pennsylvania State Police

    Source Information:
    Pennsylvania Missing
    The Doe Network: Case File 2400DFPA



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    Feb 2005

  3. #3
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    Sep 2004
    Bumping thread up...

  4. #4
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    Sep 2004
    Does anyone have any updates to this 41 year old case?

  5. #5
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    May 2012
    Elizabeth's NamUs entry has her height listed as 50-54 inches, 4'2 - 4'6", instead of the correct height of 60-64 inches 5'0" - 5'4".

    Elizabeth is also featured on the Charley Project's Flashback Friday blog last month (1/24/2014) with interesting comments.

    Elizabeth is also part of the Tinicum Marsh Murders discussion.
    PA PA - Tinicum Marsh Murders in Chester, early 1970s - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community
    Last edited by KateB; 04-06-2015 at 12:32 PM. Reason: repair url tag.

  6. #6
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    Oct 2009
    Yeah, I would love more info as well.

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