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Lenny Dirickson

Real Name: Leonard Neal Dirickson
Nicknames: Lenny
Location: Strong City, Oklahoma
Date: March 14, 1998


Occupation: Dairy Farmer
Date of Birth: July 25, 1958
Height: 5'10
Weight: 200 lbs.
Marital Status: Divorced
Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown eyes, gray hair


Details: On March 14, 1998, Lenny Dirickson and his 19-year-old son, Jared, were having breakfast in the kitchen of their Oklahoma farmhouse when a truck pulled up outside and Lenny went outside to investigate. As he spoke with the driver, Jared began to wash the dishes, and when Lenny came back into the kitchen, he said that the man wanted to see the studhorse he had for sale. He told Jared that he was going to take the man to see it and that he'd be back later. The two men left and it was the last time Jared saw his father. Years later, police still have no idea what happened to him, nor do they have a crime, because he and the man left together and as of yet, his body has not been found and there is no evidence of a murder. In fact, a waitress at a restaurant a few miles from his farm claims to have seen him with the unidentified man a few hours after he left. However, authorities are uncertain if the sighting is credible, as he was apparently eating breakfast there, but his family members claim he would never have done so twice.

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A composite of the suspect

Then, six months later, Lenny was seen again in Texas. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation received a call from a man at a bar in Amarillo who claimed that he had sat next to Lenny, had talked to him, and realized that he was the missing man. However, when investigators arrived there, the caller was gone, along with the man he claimed to be Lenny. Authorities investigated the possibility that he had left voluntarily, and they found that he had been in debt since his divorce, but his family, however, do not believe he left because he was so close to them and Jared. Authorities still don't know who the mystery man who showed up at the farm was. If he was just there to buy the horse, the question was that how did he know how to get there because Lenny never put out an ad about selling it. To this day, nobody knows what really happened to him, but his family hopes that one day he will be found.
Suspects: The unidentified man that left with Lenny is described as a white male who at the time was about 41 years old, 6'2, 210 pounds, had a full reddish-brown beard, wore a baseball cap, was right-handed, and smoked Marlboro Light cigarettes. He has never been located and is not considered a suspect by police, but they do want to question him.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the October 4, 2001 episode.
Results: Unsolved

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