Elizabeth Ann Lande
North American Missing Persons Network
Elizabeth Ann Lande

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Above Images: Lande

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 12, 1971 from Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 21
  • Height: 5'0-5'4"
  • Weight: 110-120 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blond
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Clothing: Bell-bottom jeans, platform shoes, long brown coat
    with black fake-fur trim. She carried a brown suede pocketbook.
  • AKA: Liz

  • Details of Disappearance
    On the evening of Saturday, December 11, 1971, Liz Lande and two of her girlfriends spent the evening together. 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. The friends left and never saw Liz again.

    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.

    In the early morning hours of Monday, December 13th, Elizabeth Lande was seen hanging from the rafters in a garage behind the the apartment house of one of Nauss' friends. It was this friend who helped Nauss dispose of Liz's body, allegedly in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey.

    On July 12, 1977, almost six years after Liz disappeared, the same friend - turned witness - attempted to lead Law Enforcement to the 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.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Philadelphia Police Department

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