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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:06 pm

Family: Missing woman did not walk away

BY ALIA MALIK, SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS : JANUARY 20, 2014 : Updated: January 20, 2014 10:42pm



SAN ANTONIO — The family of a woman who went missing from Garden Ridge on Friday is adamant she did not disappear voluntarily, despite what the community's police chief suggested this weekend.

Friends and family have not heard from Leanne Hecht Bearden, 33, since she told her husband, Josh Bearden, that she was going for a walk.

“What we're all thinking is that she just went on a walk to clear her head, to think about things, but it does seem out of character for her to run off because she just doesn't want to disappoint anybody,” Rebekah Sculley, the missing woman's sister-in-law, said Monday. “She's just a family pleaser. She wouldn't want to cause anybody trouble.”

Sculley said her brother and sister-in-law lived in Colorado before taking a two-year trip around the world. The pair recently returned and have been staying in Garden Ridge since Dec. 23, she said. That's where Josh Bearden's parents reside.

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Desperate search for woman, 33, who returned from a two-year world trip then took a stroll near in-laws' home in Texas and hasn’t been seen in a week

•Leanne Bearden, 33, left her in-laws' Texas home on January 17 for a walk, planning to return in an hour
•When she didn't return for four hours, her husband called police
•Bearden has not been seen since
•She and her husband Joshua Bearden had just returned from a two-year world trip
•They were staying with Joshua Bearden's parents before returning to their home in Denver to find work
•Searches of the Garden Ridge area have turned up no sign of the marketing graduate


By ALEX GRAIG

PUBLISHED: 20:35 EST, 24 January 2014  | UPDATED: 08:06 EST, 25 January 2014




Missing: Leanne Hecht Bearden went for a walk in Texas and never returned

Police and family members are desperately searching for a 33-year-old woman recently returned from a two-year, around-the-world trip who disappeared during a visit to relatives in Texas.

Leanne Hecht Bearden and her husband Joshua Bearden, 39, traveled the world for 22 months without a mishap but after returning to the U.S. Leanne Bearden has gone missing.

The couple was staying with Joshua Bearden's parents near San Antonio last week after returning from their trip abroad when she went out for a walk and never returned.



Adventurous: Bearden and her husband has just returned from a trip
around the world visiting 56 counties in 22 months


Bearden, a marketing graduate, left the house in Garden Ridge on January 17 wearing jeans and hiking boots and carrying about $60 in cash and some credit cards.


'We're very concerned,' Bearden's brother Michael Hecht told WSBTV


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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:34 pm

Search for missing woman turns up no new evidence

BY VIANNA DAVILA : JANUARY 25, 2014 : Updated: January 25, 2014 6:08pm


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Leanne Bearden went for a walk on 1/17/2014 at 1:00pm in Garden Ridge, and vanished. Photo By Courtesy

GARDEN RIDGE — At the end of an “exhaustive search” Saturday, officials came up empty handed, announcing they found no evidence a crime had been committed in the area surrounding the home of a missing local woman.

A massive search and rescue effort was launched here Saturday morning, as local law enforcement officials enlisted help from agencies across the state to find Leanne Hecht Bearden, who went for a walk eight days ago and never returned.

More than 100 volunteers from Texas Search and Rescue and the Texas State Guard Maritime Regiment joined the massive search, as have roughly four dozen law enforcement officials from Comal County, the Department of Public Safety, the Texas Rangers and the FBI, among other agencies.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:46 pm

Woman travels world without mishap, goes missing after walk in Texas

By Ana Cabrera and Michael Martinez, CNN
updated 8:27 PM EST, Fri January 24, 2014



(CNN) -- She traveled the world with her husband for 22 months without major mishap, but a month after returning to the United States, Leanne Hecht Bearden is missing after she went for a walk.

A search is under way in Texas, northeast of San Antonio, for the Denver woman who took a stroll almost a week ago and has not returned to her in-laws' residence where she and husband, Josh, were staying.

"While we are very concerned for Ms. Bearden's welfare, there is no indication at this time that this is criminal in nature," the Garden Ridge Police Department said in a statement.

Bearden, 33, went missing Friday in the early afternoon, and police are encouraging the public to provide any information.

While family and friends and say "police are engaged" in this case and are being "diligent in their efforts," they have decided to take the search into their own hands and have hired private helicopters to help look for Bearden.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:29 pm

Texas authorities call off search for missing woman, husband vows to keep looking

Police said they are still investigating the disappearance of Leanne Bearden, 33, who hasn't been seen since she left an in-law's home on Jan. 17. But her husband, Josh Bearden — who last saw his wife when she stepped out of the Garden Ridge home to take a walk — said he will not give up looking.

By JOE KEMP / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Monday, January 27, 2014, 8:39 AM




Josh Bearden said the last time he saw his wife was when she stepped out of his parents’ Texas home to take a walk on Jan. 17.

More than a week after a woman mysteriously disappeared while out on a stroll in Texas, authorities called off their search because they found no evidence of a crime.

But the missing woman’s husband vowed to keep looking.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:35 pm

Family exploring all options after woman vanishes in Texas following trip around the world (Video)

By Greg Norman / Published January 27, 2014 / FoxNews.com

The family of a Colorado woman who vanished after she returned home from traveling around the world says they are exploring all possibilities behind her disappearance, including whether or not she was abducted.

Leanne Bearden, 33, vanished on January 17 after she left a relative’s home in Garden Ridge, Texas, to go for a walk. She returned to the U.S. recently after a two-year-trek across several continents with her husband, Josh, which was chronicled in a blog she wrote.

Garrett Stethens, a friend of the family and their spokesman, told FoxNews.com that Leanne said to Josh that she would only be gone for an hour, but she never returned.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:58 pm

TEXAS OFFICIALS CALL OFF SEARCH FOR MISSING WOMAN

By Crimesider Staff / CBS / January 27, 2014, 10: 18 AM

GARDEN RIDGE, Texas – A massive effort by state troopers and over 150 volunteers to find a missing San Antonio-area woman came up empty this weekend, and now authorities are calling off the search, reports CBS affiliate KENS.

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The Texas Search and Rescue Team scoured 23 square miles in the Garden Ridge area over the weekend, but found nothing related to the woman’s disappearance.

Given the lack of any solid leads or signs that a crime has taken place, authorities have called off the official search.

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Police say Bearden is 5' and weighs about 100 pounds. She has brown eyes. If you have any information about Leanne Bearden, you're asked to call 210-651-6441.
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Family of missing woman remains hopeful

BY DREW JOSEPH, SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS : JANUARY 26, 2014 : Updated: January 27, 2014 7:07am


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SAN ANTONIO — Following a massive but unsuccessful search Saturday for Leanne Hecht Bearden, who went missing in Garden Ridge on Jan. 17, Bearden's family said they were left disappointed but remain hopeful that Bearden is alive.

“We have not given up hope of finding Leanne,” the family said in a statement late Saturday night. “Today's search only shows us that we must continue our efforts and expand our possibilities of where she may be found.”

Their efforts will now be a private endeavor. After more than 100 volunteers and about 50 law enforcement officials scoured a 23-square-mile area Saturday, officials said they had found no evidence of a crime and were ending their search efforts.

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Private investigator now on missing woman case

BY ZEKE MACCORMACK : JANUARY 27, 2014 : Updated: January 27, 2014 10:14pm

The family of a Colorado woman who went missing from a Garden Ridge home Jan. 17 has hired a private investigator to supplement police efforts to find her.

“He's going to start taking a closer look, and perhaps look into different areas,” Will Bearden, the missing woman's father-in-law, said Monday of investigator Charlie Parker.

Several searches have failed to raise any trace of Leanne Hecht Bearden, 33, who reportedly vanished after leaving for a walk from her in-laws' Sumac Lane home, where she and husband Josh Bearden were staying.

Parker said his first step is to learn everything he can about Leanne Bearden, who'd recently completed an around-the-world trip with her husband and was preparing to return home to Denver.

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Family of missing woman turns to private investigator


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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:08 pm

Woman remains missing after massive weekend hunt by Texas Search & Rescue

Leanne Hecht Bearden disappeared near San Antonio after going for a walk Jan. 17. On Saturday, the search group deployed 145 people to cover 23 square miles, but didn't find any trace of the 33-year-old woman.

BY MICHAEL WALSH  / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 6:12 PM


Authorities turned up empty handed after a massive search in Texas on Saturday for an adventurous woman who disappeared earlier this month.

"We deployed 145 people and we covered with our partners 23 square miles. We did not find any evidence of Leanne [Hecht Bearden]," Texas Search & Rescue CEO Greg Pyles told the Daily News.

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Family discounts reports of missing woman seen in Houston

BY ZEKE MACCORMACK : JANUARY 29, 2014 : Updated: January 29, 2014 9:48am


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Missing Garden Ridge woman Leanne Hecht Bearden was wearing this ring when last seen on Fri., Jan 17, 2014


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Missing Garden Ridge woman Leanne Hecht Bearden was wearing this ring when last seen on Fri., Jan 17, 2014.

SAN ANTONIO — A private investigator working with police to locate a Colorado woman missing from Garden Ridge said reports that the woman was seen in Houston are false.

“We know it's not her,” said Charlie Parker, a private investigator who's working with Garden Ridge police to locate Leanne Hecht Bearden, who vanished from her in-law's home Jan. 17 after leaving for an afternoon walk.

He said the family learned Tuesday afternoon that four potential sightings of Bearden, 33, were logged with police at the University of Texas medical school in Houston this week.

Parker said early Wednesday that he planned to travel there to interview those making the reports, but called back soon after to cancel those plans

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Family: 'Strong possibility' woman left on her own

BY ZEKE MACCORMACK : JANUARY 30, 2014 : Updated: January 30, 2014 12:04pm

SAN ANTONIO — After two weeks of fruitless searching for Leanne Hecht Bearden, her family says evidence suggests “a strong possibility” that she voluntarily vanished Jan. 17 from the Garden Ridge home of her in-laws. .

That conclusion is based on accounts that Bearden, 33, was troubled before leaving the residence and on two reported sightings of her walking along F.M. 3009 toward Interstate 35 soon afterward.

“While those two witnesses are very credible, we are still exploring other possibilities,” Will Bearden, her father-in-law, said Thursday. “It's a hopeful sign. It's also a fearful sign.”

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Weekend Express talked with Michael Hecht about his sister's disappearance and what he thinks happened to her.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:50 am

Family: 'Strong possibility' missing woman meant to leave

By Greg Botelho, CNN
updated 7:59 PM EST, Fri January 31, 2014


Leanne Hecht Bearden went out for a walk from her in-laws' residence near San Antonio in mid-January but didn't return.

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Clues Add To Mystery Of Leanne Bearden's Disappearance

Posted: 01/31/2014 3:05 pm EST | Updated: 02/01/2014 8:59 am EST

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It is believed that Leanne had a backpack with her. The backpack is the daypack (smaller size backpack) that matches this roller bag. It is red, grey and black.

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Witnesses recall seeing Leanne Hecht Bearden the day she disappeared.

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Wife who vanished after returning to the U.S. from two-year trip around the world may have run away over stress of living a 'normal' life, say family

•Leanne Bearden, 33, left her in-laws' Texas home on January 17 for a walk, planning to return in an hour
•When she didn't return for four hours, her husband called police
•Bearden has not been seen since and now her husband is speaking out to say he'll search for his wife for as long as it takes to get her home
•She and her husband Joshua Bearden had just returned from a two-year world trip
•They were staying with Joshua Bearden's parents before returning to their home in Denver to find work
•Searches of the Garden Ridge area have turned up no sign of the marketing graduate


PUBLISHED: 20:00 EST, 1 February 2014  | UPDATED: 12:48 EST, 2 February 2014

 

Cracked under pressure? Bearden's family said the women may have left on her on because she could not handle the stress of adjusting to a normal life in the United States after her travels

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Leanne Bearden, planning Denver return after round-the-world trip, vanishes

By Michael Roberts
Mon., Feb. 3 2014 at 11:50 AM

Leanne Bearden may have disappeared in Garden Ridge, Texas, a suburb of San Antonio, but the search for her is very much a Colorado story.

Leanne lived in Denver prior to taking off on a round-the-world trip with her husband, Joshua. Their wide-ranging jaunt lasted two years -- and they were days away from returning to the Mile High City when she went for a walk and hasn't been seen since.

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Thus far, however, authorities have had no luck. Sightings of a woman who matched Leanne's description briefly raised hopes late last month, but within a day or so, they apparently proved to be false leads. Meanwhile, the family now believes that Leanne may have left voluntarily due to difficulty acclimating to real life after such a lengthy journey.

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Search for missing woman shifts to Austin

By Omar Lewis
Updated: Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 10:53 pm
Published: Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 8:51 pm




AUSTIN (KXAN) — As the search for a woman who disappeared in Comal County two weeks ago continues, her story is now gaining national attention.

Leanne Bearden, 33, went for a walk on Jan. 17 while visiting her in-laws in Garden Ridge, and never came back.

On Wednesday, the family brought their search 60 miles north to Austin, handing out flyers and looking for answers.

The family says they aren’t ruling out any possibilities and are unsure whether she was kidnapped, or left on her own. However, they say the received several tips from people saying they spotted Bearden in Austin.

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Global 'couch surfing' network now part of Bearden search

BY KOLTEN PARKER : FEBRUARY 6, 2014 : Updated: February 6, 2014 10:38pm


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SAN ANTONIO — Leanne Bearden's family didn't tell officials that the couple used a worldwide “couch surfing” network frequently before she disappeared in January because they didn't think it would yield results, they said. But investigators, who expanded their search to Austin on Thursday, said it might.

The missing 33-year-old woman and her husband, Josh, traveled the world for two years before she went missing from his parents' Garden Ridge home on Jan. 17. They were couch surfers, her husband said Thursday, and used a global web-based social network of people who offer their homes as free places to stay. There are more than 3,000 registered members in San Antonio.

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Leanne's shoes - note the pink laces.

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Leanne's watch band would look like this - but slimmer.

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Note: In all the pictures above Leanne Hecht Bearden is wearing what I assume is a wedding band on the ring finger of her left hand. The band is a very simple white metal ring (white gold, silver or platinum) that doesn't resemble the rings that she was allegedly wearing when she vanished without  a trace.
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Re: Leanne Hecht Bearden, 33, Missing Since January 17, 2014 - Garden Ridge, TX

Post by Alessandra_Deux on Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:27 pm

Leanne Hecht Bearden Family Offers Reward For Missing Woman

Posted:  02/10/2014 4:45 pm EST  
Updated:  02/10/2014 4:59 pm EST
 

David Lohr



The family of a 33-year-old woman who finished a trip around the world only to disappear while visiting relatives in Texas is offering reward money for information in the case.

Leanne Hecht Bearden's husband, Josh Bearden, told The Huffington Post that $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to his wife's exact location. An additional $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to her safe return.

"We feel that we are reliant on someone else who knows something to give us information," Bearden said. "We are hoping [the offer of] a financial reward will encourage that person or people to share that information."

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/10/leanne-hecht-bearden-missing-update_n_4761384.html?view=print&comm_ref=false
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Re: Leanne Hecht Bearden, 33, Missing Since January 17, 2014 - Garden Ridge, TX

Post by Alessandra_Deux on Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:00 pm

Leanne Hecht Bearden Missing: Siblings Say She 'Would Never Leave' Without Telling Anyone

Posted: 02/12/2014 5:14 pm EST
Updated: 02/12/2014 5:59 pm EST


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In the days leading up to her disappearance, Leanne Hecht Bearden said she was tired of traveling after her trip around the world and was anxious to return home.

"She said, 'I want to come home to my family with lots of hugs and kisses,'" Bearden's sister, Joy Hecht Colombo, told The Huffington Post.

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So when Leanne Bearden disappeared while walking near her in-laws house on Jan. 17, some people -- including at least one family member -- speculated she might have voluntarily vanished. Perhaps, they thought, the pressure of transitioning from a two-year trip back into a "normal" life had prompted her to take off.

Not so, say her brother and sister.

"She would never leave of her own free will. That is not her at all," Leanne Bearden's brother, Doug Hecht, told HuffPost.

"She's very responsible," Colombo added. "She loves her family and she would never put us through this."

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/12/leanne-hecht-bearden-update_n_4776484.html
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Leanne Bearden found deceased!

Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:34 am



Leanne Bearden's body found in Garden Ridge

By Kolten Parker
Houston Chronicle - Houston, TX

February 13, 2014 | Updated: February 13, 2014 6:50pm



Photo By COURTESY KSAT/KENS/COURTESY  - 1 of 21
Officials take a gurney to the scene Thursday Feb. 13, 2014 where
Leanne Bearden's body was found in Garden Ridge. Bearden had
been missing since January 17.



SAN ANTONIO — Garden Ridge Police found Leanne Bearden's body Thursday less than a mile from a home where the 33-year-old was last seen in January, officials said.


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http://www.chron.com/news/local/article/Leanne-Bearden-s-body-found-in-Garden-Ridge-5232851.php?cmpid=hpts


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Leanne Bearden found deceased on 2/13/14

Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:42 am



Police: Body of missing Garden Ridge woman Leanne Bearden found

Leanne Bearden, 33, last seen on Jan. 17; Source: her death was apparent suicide

KSAT - San Antonio, TX

Published On: Feb 13 2014 03:20:15 PM CST  
Updated On: Feb 13 2014 10:17:22 PM CST





SAN ANTONIO -  
Garden Ridge police Chief Donna O'Conner said a body found in the backyard of a Garden Ridge home Thursday afternoon is believed to be that of a woman missing since January.

Leanne Bearden, 33, was last seen on Jan. 17 in Garden Ridge when she went for a walk and never returned.

The home where her body was found is located in the 21000 block of Fairview Circle, about two blocks from where she was last seen.

A source in Comal County confirmed to KSAT's Steve Spriester late Thursday afternoon that her death was an apparent suicide.


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http://www.ksat.com/news/body-found-behind-garden-ridge-home/-/478452/24469154/-/j4188l/-/index.html
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~~~ Rest in Peace, Leanne ~~~

Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:57 am



Rest in peace . . .  Leanne . . .  
 afro 


   ~~~    ~~~   afro
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Leanne Bearden found deceased on 2/13/14

Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:05 am


Leanne Bearden's body found in Garden Ridge

San Antonio Express News - San Antonio, TX

February 13, 2014 : Updated: February 13, 2014 6:50pm



Photo By Bob Owen/San Antonio Express-News
The owner of the home at 21634 Fair View Circle in Garden Ridge
found the body of Leanne Bearden behind his house in a densely
wooded area. Thursday Feb. 13. 30, 2014.


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Greg Pyles, CEO of Texas Search and Rescue, said the area that Bearden's body was found was not included in a large scale, 23-square-mile search that took place in Garden Ridge Jan. 25. Pyles said the body was found in a neighborhood that searchers understood had already been covered by the family.

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Location of where Leanne Bearden's body was found - Garden Ridge, TX (2/13/14)

Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:16 am



Photo By Mike FIsher -7 of 21
Bearden's body was found at 21643 Fairview Circle.

Source:

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Leanne-Bearden-s-body-found-in-Garden-Ridge-5232851.php#photo-5773666
San Antonio Express News - San Antonio, TX  --  2/13/14
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Re: Leanne Hecht Bearden, 33, Missing Since January 17, 2014 - Garden Ridge, TX

Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:28 am


World traveler Leanne Bearden killed herself, autopsy indicates

CNN -- 2/16/14






(CNN) -- Authorities closed the case Friday on Leanne Hecht Bearden, the once intrepid world traveler who was found dead a day earlier, after having apparently killed herself, according to police.

According to Garden Ridge, Texas, Police Chief Donna O'Conner, "Preliminary autopsy results indicate asphyxiation by hanging."

The apparent manner of death is suicide, she added, though a final ruling won't be released until toxicology results are in.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:33 am


http://www.mysanantonio.com/default/article/Police-say-missing-woman-s-death-a-suicide-5236582.php
San Antonio Express - San Antonio, TX 2/14/14

Police say missing woman's death a suicide


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GARDEN RIDGE — Preliminary results of an autopsy on Leanne Bearden's remains indicate the Colorado woman who went missing nearly a month ago committed suicide and her death was caused by asphyxiation, police said Friday.

Garden Ridge Police Chief Donna O'Conner released a statement saying the initial findings indicate Bearden hanged herself, and that the police investigation was now closed.

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Re: Leanne Hecht Bearden, 33, Missing Since January 17, 2014 - Garden Ridge, TX

Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:48 am


Ales, where are you?

I sent you a PM and you still have not picked it up. I hope you are not ill.

Hope to see you soon . . .

Miss you,

Ann Razz 
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Re: Leanne Hecht Bearden, 33, Missing Since January 17, 2014 - Garden Ridge, TX

Post by Alessandra_Deux on Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:49 am

Ann - Tx wrote:
Ales, where are you?  

I sent you a PM and you still have not picked it up.  I hope you are not ill.

Hope to see you soon . . .  

Miss you,

Ann Razz 


I sent you a PM.

Everything is well.

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Re: Leanne Hecht Bearden, 33, Missing Since January 17, 2014 - Garden Ridge, TX

Post by Alessandra_Deux on Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:00 pm

Ann, thank you so much for updating this thread. I'm terribly sorry about Leanne Hecht Bearden tragic ending. It was not the outcome that I was hoping for.

I'm still baffled about the rather puzzling circumstances surrounding her disappearance.
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