MA MA - Leigh Savoie, 10, Revere, 7 April 1974

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    Ten year old Leigh Savoie was last seen at a Beachmont Square restaurant in Revere, Massachusetts on April 7, 1974. That day he was on his way to Suffolk Downs, a racing track in Revere where he regularly worked as a shoeshiner to earn money for candy and other treats. The owner of the restaurant reported that Savoie ate a sandwich before asking the him if he could watch Savoie's shoeshine kit for a few minutes. Savoie then left the restaurant never to be seen again.

    Hundreds of jockeys, security guards, and other personnel at Suffolk Downs were questioned along with all of Savoie's friends and neighbors. Police were unable to obtain any leads pertaining to where Savoie might have gone and the case eventually went cold. Now though officials hope Savoie's case will be reignited by a new $5,000 reward as well as an age progressed photo of the boy. At a press conference on Thursday, Suffolk DA, Daniel Conley, announced that thanks to the newly granted reward money and a renewed interest in missing persons cases after the finding of Jaycee Lee Dugard the Suffolk County DA is reopening the search for the long missing boy.

    Leigh Savoie was 4 feet 4 inches tall and weighted 60 pounds when he disappeared. He had brown hair and brown eyes. When last seen, he was wearing blue pants, a white shirt bearing the words, "try it, you'll like it," and a blue sweater. He would now be forty-five. Anyone with information about the disappearance of Leigh Savoie is encouraged to call Lt. Det. Jack Lannon at 617-727-8817.
    http://newenglandunsolved.blogspot.com/2009/09/missing-leigh-savoie-from-revere-ma.html

    Doe Network- http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/331dmma.html
    NCMEC- http://www.missingkids.com/missingk...NCMC&seqNum=1&caseLang=en_US&searchLang=en_US
     
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    Ten year old Leigh Savoie was last seen at a Beachmont Square restaurant in Revere, Massachusetts on April 7, 1974. That day he was on his way to Suffolk Downs, a racing track in Revere where he regularly worked as a shoeshiner to earn money for candy and other treats. The owner of the restaurant reported that Savoie ate a sandwich before asking the him if he could watch Savoie's shoeshine kit for a few minutes. Savoie then left the restaurant never to be seen again.

    Hundreds of jockeys, security guards, and other personnel at Suffolk Downs were questioned along with all of Savoie's friends and neighbors. Police were unable to obtain any leads pertaining to where Savoie might have gone and the case eventually went cold. Now though officials hope Savoie's case will be reignited by a new $5,000 reward as well as an age progressed photo of the boy. At a press conference on Thursday, Suffolk DA, Daniel Conley, announced that thanks to the newly granted reward money and a renewed interest in missing persons cases after the finding of Jaycee Lee Dugard the Suffolk County DA is reopening the search for the long missing boy.

    Leigh Savoie was 4 feet 4 inches tall and weighted 60 pounds when he disappeared. He had brown hair and brown eyes. When last seen, he was wearing blue pants, a white shirt bearing the words, "try it, you'll like it," and a blue sweater. He would now be forty-five. Anyone with information about the disappearance of Leigh Savoie is encouraged to call Lt. Det. Jack Lannon at 617-727-8817.

    http://newenglandunsolved.blogspot.com/2009/09/missing-leigh-savoie-from-revere-ma.html

    Doe Network-http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/331dmma.html

    NCMEC-http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&caseNum=909064&orgPrefix=NCMC&seqNum=1&caseLang=en_US&searchLang=en_US
     
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    Bumping for Leigh---my Dad used to go to this track.
     
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    If he was a regular over there, with his shoeshining, you'd think that somebody somewhere would recall seeing him or talking to him...funny that they talked to all those people and got no leads...?
     
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    http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/909064/1

    Leigh's photo is shown age-progressed to 50 years. He was last seen in the vicinity of Suffolk Downs race track in Revere, Massachusetts, where he was known to shine shoes. Leigh was last believed to be wearing cut off blue shorts, sneakers and a white T-shirt with the words, "Try it, you'll like it."

    41 years ago, today.
     
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    I read someplace (local newspaper) a while back that stated his file was missing and the authorities were no longer looking for this kid.

    In Stacy Horn's book The Restless Sleep, which is about NYC's Cold Case Squad, it says that a lot of the evidence in some decades old cases has disappeared, either thrown away or hopelessly misplaced. I wonder if that's what happened to Leigh's file? I always thought that evidence was sacrosanct, and that it would be respected, but I suppose in the days before DNA testing, anything that might contain some but was otherwise deemed unimportant coukd have been thrown out to make room. This boy's disappearance bothers me-especially if his file and other potential evidence is missing
     
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    My BF grew up in Revere and was just a couple of years older than Leigh. He remembers nothing about the disappearance, no school warnings, newspaper stories, even his widowed mother didn't warn him about the dangers of walking around alone. He sold tip sheets at the track at the same time Leigh went missing, he was on;y 14 years old. He said he never felt uncomfortable or threatened in any way. It just goes to show how much life has changed between 1974 and today. He is now an engineer with a masters degree, and wonders how strange it was that kids had such freedom back then.
     

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