Leanne Tiernan's Journey Home

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Leanne Tiernan was 16 years old when she went missing on November 26, 2000. She had been Christmas shopping with her friend Sarah Whitehouse during the evening. They had both taken a bus and separated once they were near Sarah’s home, but Leanne never returned home. Sharon Hawkhead, Leanne’s mother, immediately called the police and reported her missing. Detectives tried to retrace Leanne’s movements with her sister Michelle and Sarah, but it didn’t provide extra clues. Leanne’s path home went through a large wooded area that had many houses, canals, and wells. A large search party began to form which included underwater and air search units. Nine months later on August 20, 2001, Leanne’s body was discovered by a man walking his dog. The body

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