When a young girl goes missing from her small Minnesota town, her community immediately unites in an effort to locate her. Investigators struggle to locate any trace of a beloved child who’s seemingly disappeared into thin air in this episode of Last Seen Alive.
Sources used to research this episode:
Cold Cases: LeeAnna Warner (Adam Jagunich / Fox21 News)
No Clues in Search for Missing Minn. Girl (ABC News)
What Happened to LeeAnna Warner? (Fatim Hemraj / Newsbreak.com)
Chisholm’s LeeAnna Warner, 5, Went Missing in 2003. Her Case Had a Big Impact on Law Enforcement (Teri Cadeau / Duluth News Tribune)
Police Believe ‘Somebody Knows Something’ About LeeAnna Warner, Who Vanished at Age 5 in 2003 (Elaine Aradillas / People.com)
The Tragic Disappearance of LeeAnna Warner (Jenn Baxter / Medium.com)
Man Was One of Many Being Interviewed, Sheriff Says (Brian K. Anderson / Mesabi Tribune)
Suffocation Caused by Plastic Bag Covering the Face Combined with Cotton Wool Containing Premium Gasoline: A Forensic Pathology Case Report (Abigael S. Pagatiku et al.)
The Fifth Nail and Beyond: Websites Built by Psychopaths (Steve Huff / Inside Hook)
4 thoughts on “UNSOLVED DISAPPEARANCE: LEEANNA WARNER”
Love your podcast, listen everyday. One suggestion would be can you turn the volume down on your commercials? They just blast compared to the volume of your podcast. Thank you.
Thank you for listening, and for the suggestion! Unfortunately, we don’t control the volume of most of our commercials (most are automatically inserted by an advertising agency). But, we’ll see if there’s anything that can be done about the volume issue.
Have you looked into Eugene Robert Finch in the disappearance of Leanna Warner? He was arrested for child sexual abuse in 2017 when he promised an 11 yo girl a babies doll in exchange for a picture of her vagina. Police later searched his place and found a box of Barbie dolls in the attic of his garage. This is eerily similar to the Barbie dolls Leanna received from “a litter old lady.” Furthermore, Finch was arrested earlier for having sex with a 13 yo girl from Carlton County (which is on the way to Chisholm) where he would drive to be with her. So this is something to think about. Anyway, I called the Chisholm PD and told them the info so they could look into it. BTW, do you know if they found any unidentifiable DNA on the Barbie dolls Leanna was given? Good luck in your research.
Hi Jim, I had never heard of Eugene Robert Finch before. Thank you for sharing, and especially for reporting that information to the investigating agency. To the best of my knowledge, no DNA testing was performed on the Barbie dolls.