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xx Tammy Leppert - July 6, 1983 - FL
« Thread started on: Sep 10th, 2004, 2:04pm »

Tammy Lynn Leppert vanished from Cocoa Beach, Florida on July 6, 1983 when she was let out of a vehicle by a male friend. She has not been seen or heard from since.


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xx Re: Tammy Leppert - July 6, 1983
« Reply #1 on: Sep 14th, 2004, 8:45pm »

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Thank you so much for putting my sister tammy on your board.You are very sweet.Please read this: Please help me find out what happened to my sister. Is she alive or dead? I just want to know. Her name is Tammy Lynn Leppert, she came up missing in Cocoa Beach, Florida. July 6, 1983. She was let out of a car near the glass bank in cocoa beach, near the Exxon station, after a heated discussion with a male companion. She has never been seen or heard from again. Has anyone seen or heard from her since July 6, 1983. Did anyone here know her? I've looked at the doe network, and have compared a few jane does to her description. This is very hard for me to do. Not all of the unidentified jane does out there are on the doe network though, some are not. How can I find out what is on the NCIC? Is it available to me? Tammy's birthdate is Feb 5, 1965. She was 18 when she came up missing. Her description is approx 5'4" tall, 115 pounds, hazel (blue/brown) eyes. She is very pretty. She was in beauty pagents, modeling, and a few parts in movies (Spring Break, Scarface, Little Darlings, and Video Wars). She was about to go to California for some movie parts, I think, before she disappeared. I dont know for what movies. Her missing persons story was featured on Unsolved Mysteries, some of the things on the story are not correct. The car was not black, it was a white corvette, or blue maverick. She had on a blue blouse with flower appliques on the shoulders, and a blue skirt. The hoouse they were staying at was in Rockledge, Florida, not Cocoa. She may have been 3 months pregnant. She was taller than the 5'3" they say, 5'4"-5'5". The police have looked into her being a Christopher Wilder (Serial killer) victim, but was never linked to him;I do not think christopher bernard wilder had any thing to do with tammy's disappearance.or John Crutchley (The Vampire Rapist), who recently died in prison. Any information on her, alive or dead? What you may have heard? What may have happened? Anything, anything at all. I will look into it, ok? I just want to know. TO THE LIVING WE OWE RESPECT, TO THE MISSING OR DEAD WE OWE THE TRUTH. Someone somewhere has to care about what happened to Tammy Lynn Leppert. I care........

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xx The Doe Network Case File On Tammy Leppert
« Reply #2 on: Sep 17th, 2004, 06:37am »

Leppert, a teen-model who specialized in posing for swimsuit ads and played bit parts in Scarface and Spring Break, left her house barefoot and without money. Leppert, whose resume lists Miss Teen Florida and Miss Sun and Surf titles among her accomplishments, drove away with a male friend, who later told police he left her outside a Cocoa Beach bank after an argument.

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« Reply #3 on: Sep 22nd, 2004, 4:53pm »

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From her hospital bed, Linda Curtis holds a photo of her daughter, Tami Lynn Leppert. The popular 18-year-old was last seen walking along State Road a1a in Cocoa Beach on July 6, 1983
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« Reply #4 on: Sep 22nd, 2004, 4:54pm »

Dying Mother Keeps Fighting for clues to Daughter's fate
By Billy Cox
Florida Today
Sept 20, 1995

Linda Curtis always thought the truth about her daughter eventually would leak through. Whether by fluke or coincidence, a mystery witness, or an overlooked detail, somebody, somewhere had to know something.

But now, a dozen years after Tami Lynn Leppert was last seen alive in Cocoa Beach, and three years after the story went coast-to-coast in TV's "Unsolved Mysteries," Curtis is running out of time. At age 54, the talent scout/modeling agent is months, perhaps weeks from dying, without enough money to cover her own funeral expenses.

So, from her bed in Florida Hospital in Orlando, where dialysis has kept her alive for the past four weeks, Curtis is making a final appeal:

"There's always the possibility that somebody will feel sorry for me. I don't want anybody to feel sorry for me," she declares in a voice just above a whisper, "but if that's what it takes to get the right person to come forward, that's OK."

"I won't be able to bring charges against anybody. I just want to know."

Curtis was rejected six weeks ago by Shands Hospital in Gainesville as a liver/kidney transplant candidate, because of her degenerative heart disease. With both organs in the final stages of collapse, Curtis plans to leave the hospital and spend her final days at home in Orlando.

As owner of Galaxy Productions on Merritt Island, Curtis' track record for turning youngsters into beauty contest and talent show winners -- complete with big money incentives -- drew reams of national attention during the 1980s, from ABC's "20/20" to Life Magazine. Her prize student was her own daughter, Tami Lynn Leppert.

Leppert -- a veteran of more than 400 pageants beginning at age 4 -- was earning bit parts in movies such as "Scarface" and "Spring Break" before her disappearance in 1983.

Leppert's behavior turned paranoid and violent that summer. She said she had witnessed something she wasn't suppossed to see. She refused to eat from her own plate and insisted that people were trying to kill her.

The popular, 18-year-old Rockledge resident last was reported walking along State Road A1A near Cocoa Beach's Glass Bank building on July 6. Cocoa Beach police pegged Leppert for a runaway, but she has never been seen or heard from since.

Curtis advanced more elaborate theories, complete with names, but nothing panned out. Local private investigator Mike Angeline, a former classmate of Leppert's, followed up dozens of leads generated by "Unsolved Mysteries" to no avail.

Leppert's disappearance initially was linked to serial killer Christopher Wilder, who abducted Satellite Beach model Terry Ferguson from Merritt Square Mall and is thought to have murdered her in 1984.

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« Reply #5 on: Sep 22nd, 2004, 4:56pm »

In 1988, Leppert's name appeared on a law enforcement task force list of potential victims of John Crutchley. Crutchley, the so-called "vampire rapist," is serving time for 1986 convictions of kidnapping and rape, and he remains a suspect in a number of unsolved murders. But, according to Brevard County sherriff's spokesperson Stacey Hall, "John Crutchley is not currently a suspect in the disappearance of Tami Leppert."

Curtis was virtually disabled in a car accident in 1983. Several years later, she moved to Orlando, where, for the last two years, she has been confined to a wheelchair. Longtime friend Wing Flanagan, who she calls "my adopted son," has been at her side for the entire ordeal.

"How would you reconcile this?" says Flanagan, 28, a professional photographer, "If she knew Tami was dead, she could at least know that she'd be reunited with her soon. But Linda doesn't even know that."

Unable to sit up now, Curtis says she bears no ill will toward the people she feels are responsible for her daughter's disappearance.

"You have to learn to forgive. That's the most important lesson in life," Curtis says. "You don't have to like it. But you have to forgive and then move on. What good does hate do? eople should never hate. It doesn't help them."

Looking back, Curtis says one of the first films she ever saw -- "Peter Pan" -- turned out to be not only her favorite, but her daughter's favorite as well. The cinematic treatment about the boy who never wanted to grow up apparently wove symbolic threads throughout their lives.

"I always wanted to grow up to be Wendy, so I could take care of Peteer Pan," she says, "When I found out Peter Pan wasn't real, it broke my heart."

At age 5, Leppert, enamoured of the big screen, told her mother she wanted to act. "Not that she wanted to be a movie star," Curtis remembers, "but that she wanted to be an actress. That was her goal."

Curtis made a career of surrounding herself with children, schooling them in the arts of stage and poise.

"I've worked with children of all ages, from detention centers to Sunday schools," she says. "And the rewards I've gotten from them have been miracles in themselves. I've enjoyed every minute of it. Because each child is special, each child is pure. They all have a unique talent. Sometimes, you just have to wait a little bit for it to show."

Curtis concedes that living for 12 years without knowing hwer daughter's fate has exacted a toll. In a curious twist of life and art, Curtis is now the caretaker of an image -- suspended in memory -- of the child that never grew up.

"But the Lord says He won't give you anything more than you can handle," Curtis says. "Sometimes you question that. But somehow, I've handled it. I've managed to do that. He tought me that I'm stronger than I thought."
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MOTHER DIES WITHOUT AN ANSWER TO MYSTERY OF MISSING DAUGHTER
by Billy Cox
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Oct 5, 1995

Modeling Agent, Linda Curtis, died early Wednesday morning without resolving her greatest sorrow -- the fate of her daughter.

Curtis, 54, passed away at Florida Hospital in Orlando, following a blood infection she contracted over the weekend. She had been diagnosed as terminally ill months ago from kidney and liver failure.

"We kept her going through artificial means for as long as we could. Those were her wishes," said photographer Wing Flanagan, her longtime partner, "Her heart just gave out."

A Cocoa native, Curtis attained nationsl prominence in the 1980s for coaching so many girls to victory in beauty pageants. In 1983, however, her life turned upside down with the disappearance of her 18-year0old daughter, Tami Lynn Leppert.

Leppert, a model and aspiring actress, vanished without a trace from Cocoa Beach, where she was last seen near the Glass Bank. Curtis moved to Orlando shortly thereafter.

"Unsolved Mysteries" solicited leads nationwide in 1992, but repeated showings of the Leppert episode produced dead ends. Curtis made a final public appeal for help in Florida Today three weeks ago.

Funeral arrangements were not available Wednesday.
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« Reply #7 on: Sep 22nd, 2004, 5:08pm »

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Please make sure that you post all information you have or even want to say regarding Tammy. We are smaller than a few of the other boards, but people see the material posted. Tammy needs to be circulated as much as possible. Do keep posting here. We appreciate it cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: Sep 22nd, 2004, 7:11pm »

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Thank you so much for caring.You are sweet.

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There is a new lead out that I hope the cocoa beach police department is following up on. someone said Tammy wanted some money?back that someone owed her and Tammy said if this person did not pay her back she would tell on this person.Maybe she did.This person threatened to kill her.I feel and think we will find out what happened to Tammy and hopefully where she is through this last lead.I think this person should be the # 1 suspect in Tammy's disappearance.But I still hope and pray all avenues and all suspects are pursued.Also,Does anyone know if a Fat boys barbeque in cocoa?or cocoa beach fla was ever in trouble for anything in 1983 or the years afterward.Drugs?The owner is deceased and the resturaunt is closed.Please if you know anything.Please email me at suzannec4444@yahoo.com
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« Reply #10 on: Sep 28th, 2004, 5:16pm »

Suzanne,

I want you to know that I am praying that you get the information that you so deserve.

This is far too long for any one to go through.

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« Reply #11 on: Sep 28th, 2004, 6:56pm »

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Thank you very much.You are so sweet.yes.it has been way way too long.People know what happened to her.all I want to do is put her name on her grave so she is not an unidentified Jane Doe out there somewhere or in some athropologist office some where.Please please let me do that for her.

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« Reply #12 on: Sep 28th, 2004, 7:38pm »

Suzanne,

I understand what you mean about Tammy being a possible Jane Doe out there somewhere. We go through the same thing with Carrie. All we want is to find her body, because in her case we know she is deceased, but we are not allowed to even bury her remains and have a place to pay our respects. It's not really fair but it's something that everybody has to live with and we have to constantly live this nightmare each day that passes.
I think that it's very positive this new lead you mentioned. Do not give up finding Tammy. If Tammy is deceased, someone will be brought to justice for this. I am going to show you this bible verse that someone else on this board gave to me. I'm not over religious but this verse has helped me have a little faith about finding our missing loved ones. Read it and see what you think.

Matthew 10:26 says that there will be nothing hidden that will not be revealed and nothing covered that will not be uncovered!
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« Reply #13 on: Oct 3rd, 2004, 09:55am »

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Thank you very much.You are sweet.It is beautiful.I believe very much in the bible and God.My favorite is proverbs 3.for the Lord will be your confidence.When you lie down you will not be afraid.
Thank you for caring.
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« Reply #14 on: Oct 3rd, 2004, 1:41pm »

The below link is the listing for Tammy Leppert on the DoeNetWork.
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