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  1. #1
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    Dec 2008
    Penn's woods

    CA - Lou Ellen Burleigh, 21, Walnut Creek, 11 Sept 1977

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 832DFCA


    Lou Ellen Burleigh
    Missing since September 11, 1977 from Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County, California
    Classification: Endangered Missing


    Vital Statistics
    •Date Of Birth: October 26, 1955
    •Age at Time of Disappearance: 21 years old
    •Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'8; 130 lbs.
    •Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; hazel eyes.
    •Clothing: A long-sleeved white blouse with blue and orange stripes, jeans and desert boots.
    •Dentals: Available


    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Ellen Burleigh disappeared in 1977. She had graduated from Pleasant Hill High School and gone on to Heald Business College, where she had done so well that the school hired her. She answered a call from a man looking to open a new office for the Helena Rubinstein Cosmetics company in Pleasant Hill.
    Ellen set up an interview the following day, September 10. When she arrived at the Regency Plaza Shopping Center on Contra Costa Boulevard, the man told her the shopping center was still under construction and he'd have to interview her in his van. Ellen was uneasy, but the man did nothing untoward. He called later and asked her to come back the following day, to talk again. Ellen went to see him, and she never came back.

    Roger Reece Kibbe, the man called the "I-5 Strangler" by authorities pleaded guilty to killing Lou Ellen Burleigh, in October 2009. Kibbe agreed to help police find Burleigh's body, near Lake Barryessa in Napa County, in a plea deal that spares him the death penalty.


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

    Walnut Creek Police Department

    Agency Case Number: 77-6555

    NCIC Number: M-648525385
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    California Department of Justice
    The Contra Costa Times
    Lodi News

    More details at Charley Project

    Lou Ellen is not listed in NamUs at this time.

    There are numerous articles listed under Lou Ellen's name. Also under Roger Reece Kibbe's name and the I-5 Strangler.

    Lou Ellen has been missing almost 33 years. Come home soon.
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  2. #2
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    Mar 2009
    Somewhere out there ....

    WCPD: Lou Ellen Burleigh's body found after 34-years

    The body of Lou Ellen Burleigh has been found.

    The Walnut Creek Police released the following information on the discovery of Burleigh, who has been missing since 1977:

    In 1977, Lou Ellen Burleigh (21 years old) left her Walnut Creek residence and went to a job interview, she never returned home. Her vehicle was found later in Pleasant Hill.

    A suspect by the name of Roger Kibbe was developed but the case went cold. In 2002, San Joaquin District Attorney Investigator Bertocchini resubmitted DNA evidence in the Interstate 5 strangler cases from the 1980's. The DNA examination identified Roger Kibbe as the responsible. Kibbe was currently in custody for a murder in El Dorado County. Kibbe was interviewed and confessed to several I-5 strangler cases

    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/...#ixzz1QXeWfBEr
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  3. #3
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    Jun 2011

    Exclamation Remains Of Lou Burleigh found

  4. #4
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    Jun 2011

    LA Times (Remains of 1977 murder victim found in Napa County)

  5. #5
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    Feb 2007
    Chicago burbs
    Wow! Glad LE was able to find Lou Ellen. Very sad that she lost her life but glad her family can now give her a proper burial and another cold missing persons case has been solved.

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  6. #6
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    Mar 2010
    Earlier this year, Napa County sheriff's Deputy Michael Bartlett became interested in the case and checked a spot around where Kibbe described dumping Burleigh's body.

    Bartlett found a "small piece of bone sticking out of some gravel on the bottom of the creek bed," police said. A DNA lab confirmed it belonged to Burleigh.
    From this article. Thank goodness for the efforts of Deputy Bartlett.

  7. #7
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    Dec 2008
    Penn's woods

    Woman's remains found near Lake Berryessa give brother "personal contact" with his sister

    Bay City News Service | Posted: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 9:06 am

    "They did a tremendous job," Carl Burleigh said.

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