David mcleod

David MacLeod

Real Name: David Leigh MacLeod
Aliases: None Known
Wanted For: Child Molestation
Missing Since: December 1989


Details: David Leigh MacLeod was the cousin of actors Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine as well as a movie producer in his own right, known for the box-office bomb, "Ishtar." During the 1980s, there were several allegations coming from the Bronx claiming he committed indecent activity around young boys, leading him to be accused of being a child molester. One of the boys went to the police, which led to an investigation into MacLeod.
Investigators went to a nearby housing project and talked to several young boys and teenagers. Several of them said that MacLeod had paid them to have sex with him. He would come into their neighborhood, pick them up, and return them after having sex. He would then have them try and convince other boys to come with him.
Investigators tracked MacLeod down, but he tried to flee in his car. This led to a high speed chase between MacLeod and the investigators. However, they were able to block him in and arrest him. The day that McLeod came to federal court to face these charges, he was informed by his attorney that additional molestation charges were being filed in Queens, New York. In December of 1989, he walked away from the courthouse after this meeting with his attorney and vanished. He was never seen again.
Investigators discovered that MacLeod already had a record in Toronto stemming from sex offenses involving children in the 1970s. In 1993, MacLeod was indicted by a federal grand jury in absentia on six counts of interstate transportation of minors for prostitution. Investigators fear that he may still be targeting young boys.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the November 3, 1993 episode.
Results: Solved. On December 6, 1998, MacLeod was found dead in a underground walkway in Montreal, Quebec. Fingerprints confirmed his identity. The Montreal police don't believe there was any foul play in his death; it was later determined that he died of an irregular heartbeat. DNA was collected from his body in hopes of connecting McLeod to other molestations while on the run. It is unknown if any matches were ever made.