Cynthia Ardina Leslie

Left and Center: Cynthia circa, 1974

Right: Age Progressed to age 54

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: July 31, 1974

Missing From: Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona

Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Date Of Birth: February 1, 1959

Age: 15 years old

Height and Weight: 5’6″ and 109 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Female, Brown hair, Hazel eyes, Cynthia has a dark brown mole on the outer side of her right armpit and it was 1/2 inch in size, her ears are pierced, she wears eyeglasses but it’s possible she wasn’t wearing them when she vanished, she may use the nickname “Cindy”

Clothing/Jewelry Description: A summer shirt and a pair of light blue jeans

NCMEC Number: 601799

Details of Disappearance

Jackie Leslie was last seen with her sister, Cynthia Leslie, on July 31st 1974 in Mesa, Arizona. They were last seen as they walked to a friends home which was located 3 blocks away from their residence in the Desert Shores Mobile Home Park.

The sisters were last seen walking down Baseline Road near Power Road. Jackie and Cynthia never returned home and have never been seen or heard from since. They left all of their personal belongings behind.

Cynthia and Jackie left a note for their mother in which they stated they were going to babysit. She leaned that Cynthia and Jackie were actually going to attend a party. The girls’ father specially told Cynthia to avoid a certain teenage boy who has not been identified. It’s possible that Cynthia wanted to meet the individual during the evening.

Authorities questioned the people who went to the party that night. Some of them recalled seeing the sisters at the party but others stated that the sisters never even arrived.

Cynthia and Jackie’s father was diagnosed with terminal cancer earlier in 1974 and the family and moved to the trailer park do they would be closer to the local hospital. Their mother stated that the girls were both close to their father and would not leave him since he was ill.

Cynthia and Jackie’s disappearance remains unsolved and foul play is suspected. Their father died several months after they disappeared and their mother remarried after his death. She now lives in Kingman, Arizona to be closer to her eldest daughter who lives in the state of Nevada.

Investigating Agency

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Maricopa County Sheriffs Office 602-256-1087

Source Information

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Charley Project

The Doe Network