Tammy Lynn Leppert

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Tammy Lynn Leppert
Born(1965-02-05)February 5, 1965
Rockledge, Florida
DisappearedJuly 6, 1983 (aged 18)
StatusMissing for 30 years, 5 months and 13 days
OccupationFormer child/teen actress and model
 
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Tammy Lynn Leppert
Born(1965-02-05)February 5, 1965
Rockledge, Florida
DisappearedJuly 6, 1983 (aged 18)
StatusMissing for 30 years, 5 months and 13 days
OccupationFormer child/teen actress and model

Tammy Lynn Leppert (born February 5, 1965 in Rockledge, Florida) is a former American child & teen model, actress and beauty queen who has been missing since July 6, 1983, vanishing at the age of 18.

Disappearance and work[edit]

Just prior to her vanishing she appeared in Scarface as the girl who was a distraction at the lookout car, during the bloody chainsaw shower scene. Prior to that, among other minor roles, she had been in the teen movie Spring Break where she had a role as a participant in a boxing match and her hips used in the movie poster. It is claimed she had plans to go to Hollywood around 1983.[1]

It has been theorized that Leppert could be a victim of the "beauty queen killer" Christopher Wilder, who searched for victims in the Florida area around the time of her disappearance. Leppert's family filed a $1 million lawsuit against Wilder before his death, but dropped the suit afterwards. Her mother, modeling agent Linda Curtis, later stated that she never believed Wilder was involved in Leppert's disappearance. Police were never able to link Wilder and Leppert and as far as is known he did not begin his major killing spree until some time after she had vanished. [2][3]

According to a segment on the case aired on Unsolved Mysteries,[4] Leppert had been displaying erratic behavior for some time prior to her disappearance, eventually breaking down during filming of Scarface because she felt threatened by something or someone, according to others in the production.

Theories[edit]

According to Unsolved Mysteries, Leppert mentioned money laundering during her paranoid episode on the set of Scarface; the show noted that federal investigators were looking into several money laundering schemes in Florida at the time, but that no evidence tying them to Leppert has been uncovered.

It was claimed that a woman later called the police to tell them Leppert was "doing what she always wanted to do, going to school to become a nurse," though Curtis denied her daughter would do this, claiming Leppert was afraid of blood.[5]

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