North American Missing Persons Network
Nancy Leichner

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Above Image: Leichner, circa 1966

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 2, 1966 from Altoona, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 24, 1945
  • Age: 21
  • Height: 5'3"
  • Weight: 115 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Wears prescription eyeglasses.
  • Medical Conditions: n/a
  • Clothing: Two-piece bathing suit, the bottom is blue,
    the top is blue and red striped.

  • Details of Disappearance
    Ms. Leichner and her friend, Pamela Nater, went on a picnic with 'Aquaholics', a skin-diving club, in the Alexander Springs
    Recreation Area of the Ocala National Forest in Altoona, Florida between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. on October 2, 1966. They
    attended the picnic with Leicher's fiancee and Nater's date. The two women were last seen going into the woods together
    along one of the nature trails. They left their purses, clothing, shoes, Leichner's eyeglasses, and other personal belongings
    behind on a picnic table. A search was organized when they didn't return. An extensive search covering fifteen square miles
    turned up no sign of Leichner or Nater. They have never been heard from again.

    It is not believed that the women drowned in the swampy area. They are both good swimmers and in any case did not plan to
    swim that day because the water was too cold. Their boyfriends are also not considered suspects in their disappearances.

    In 2007, authorities announced they were closing the Leichner/Nater cases, as they believe the serial killer Gerard John
    Schaefer Jr. was responsible for their disappearances.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Lake County Sheriff's Office
    (352) 343-9529

    Source Information
    The Charley Project