Leocardia was a beloved wife and mother living in Middletown Township, NJ when she vanished.
Leocardia was described as being very timid and nervous, she didn’t like to talk openly about her feelings, according to those who knew her. She loved country music and was known to be a kind and loving wife and mother.
Leocardia mysteriously vanished from her home in January of 1985.
On January 3, 1985, Leocardia was last seen by her husband lying on the couch in their home on Kentucky Avenue in Middletown Township, NJ. When he checked on her about an hour later, she was gone. All of her belongings were left in the home, including her clothes, purse, money, car, dentures, reading glasses, and her cigarettes.
“She never did anything like this before. My father used to say she went for walks. All I can think of is she took a walk and somebody could have grabbed her.” - Jacqueline Statviskie, Leocardia’s daughter.
Extensive searches followed her disappearance, which included a combined hundreds of volunteers, several agencies, and even helicopter searches. None of these searches, unfortunately, led authorities any closer to Leocardia’s whereabouts.
Where the case stands today.
Leocardia has remained missing for the past 37 years. If still alive, she would be almost 94 years old. There have been no sightings or other signs of Leocardia since 1984, leading her case to be considered a true cold case.
At the time of her disappearance in 1985, Leocardia was described as a 56 year old caucasian woman with brown hair and brown eyes. She was 5’1” tall and weighed between 150-160 lbs. Leocardia wears glasses for reading and she usually wears upper and lower dentures, but they were left behind when she vanished. She smokes cigarettes and uses the nickname 'Lottie'. If you have any information regarding Leocardia's disappearance or her whereabouts, please contact the Middletown Township Police Department at (732) 615-2100.