Leach, Randall D. – Idaho Falls, Idaho/Oregon 1980

Randall Leach was 20 years old and hitchhiking in 1980 from Wisconsin to Oregon. He last called his family Nov. 6, 1980 from Idaho Falls. According to his father Dick Leach, Randy had been in Idaho Falls two days with an LDS family, working on their dairy farm west of Idaho Falls. The local family shared very vivid memories of Randy with his father. Randy was described as having a very outgoing personality, an honor student who won $10,000 in scholarships, studied nine months in Kenya, returning in December of 1979.

At the time, he was 5’8″, 140 lbs, brown hair and blue eyes. It is not known if he was able to hitchhike out of Bonneville County or how far he got, thus multiple agencies listed for contact below.

If you have information about this case, contact one of the following agencies:

Wisconsin – Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office, Investigations

Oregon – Oregon State Police, Salem, OR

Idaho – Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office

View his NamUs entry

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