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Randy Leach

What happened at a pre-graduation party?

  • Last updated: October 13, 2023
  • Linwood, KS
  • April 15, 1988

Overview of Randy Leach

How did a happy high school pre-graduation party in rural Leavenworth County, Kansas, turn into a nightmare for Randy Leach's family?

Randy Wayne Leach is described as the compassionate and loving son of Alberta and Harold Leach. He enjoys spending time with his loved ones and friends; he did not hesitate to help them when the opportunity presented itself.

Randy is no stranger to farm life.

He grew up on a 10-acre farm in the small town of Linwood, Kansas where the population was 377. On their farm, Randy had rabbits, chickens, a horse, a dog, and a pig named "Porkchop" that he enjoyed caring for. He earned A’s and B’s, played basketball, and tried out for track where he hoped to break the shot put record. Randy also had his own lawn mowing service and planned to cut lawns for the summer before going to trade school in the fall.

Randy and his Mom

On April 15, 1988, Harold and Alberta Leach described Randy as "in a good mood." Harold Leach had just bought him a John Deere lawn tractor the day before; Randy used this tractor to cut the yard of a customer before returning home where he spent four and a half hours mowing his parents' lawn. When he finished, he cleaned the tractor until it looked like it was "brand new" before he showered to get ready to go out for the evening. Randy made a few stops before he reached the pre-graduation party that was hosted by Kim Erwin at the Erwin farm.

Partygoers say it's strange that no one remembers seeing him leave the party, but we know that his mother’s gray 1985 Dodge 600 with license plate LVJ8721 that he drove there also remains missing.

The next day, on April 16, 1988, Harold and Alberta Leach of Linwood, Kansas reported the disappearance of their son to the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Department.

To date, neither Leach nor his vehicle has been located, and witness interviews with partygoers have led to minimal leads. A $25,000 reward has been offered for years for information that leads to the discovery of what happened to Leach on the night of the party. If you have information on this case call either the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Department or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at 1-800 KS CRIME — or submit anonymous tips to this QR Code.


  1. Date Missing:April 15, 1988
  2. Birthday:July 25, 1970
  3. Current Age:53
  4. Age at Incident:17
  5. NAMUS Number:MP6284
  6. Race:White / Caucasian
  7. Gender:Male
  8. Height:6' 3"
  9. Weight:220 lbs
  10. Hair Color:Brown


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