Westie Leta Knauer
Knauer, approximately 1970 (seventeen years prior to her disappearance; more recent photos are unavailable)
Date reported missing : 04/01/1987
Missing location (approx) :
North Portland, Oregon
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 09/02/1955 (65)
Age at the time of disappearance: 31 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8 - 5'9, 130 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, brown eyes. Knauer's nickname is West, and some Age at the time of disappearance: ncies spell her middle name "Leda." She has previously fractured her ribs and right hip, and has pins implanted in her right leg.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Knauer was last seen in North Portland, Oregon sometime in April 1987. She has never been heard from again, and was not reported missing for two months. Few details are available in her case.
Other information and links : ncy
Portland Police Bureau
September 2021 updates and sources
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