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Decades Old Disappearance Still Baffling

TUPELO, Ms (WCBI) 21 years ago today Tupelo police started working on the most baffling missing persons case in that city’s history.

Today marks the anniversary of when then 13 year old Leigh Occhi disappeared from her Honey Locust Drive home in Tupelo.  Detectives found blood and signs of a struggle inside the West Tupelo residence but never any signs of the teenager.  The only other clue they ever received was when someone mailed her glasses to the family on the one month anniversary of the disappearance.

Detective Brandon Garrett says even though two decades have passed, detectives say the case still generates a lot of attention “Every month or so we do have someone call in with information from things they remembered in the past or someone that did not want to come forward at the time but had some information that might be helpful.”  says Garrett.

Tupelo police are still taking tips on the crime at 662 841 6546