Elizabeth Ann Lande
Missing since December 12, 1971 from the Overbrook Park section of Philadelphia.
Age at time of disappearance: 21 Height & Weight: 5'0", 110 lbs
Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Green eyes. Long blonde hair, past shoulder-length, wavy at the ends. Dentals: straight and even teeth. Clothing: long brown coat with black fake-fur trim, bell-bottom jeans and platform shoes. Brown suede pocketbook.
Case Details On the evening of Saturday, December 11, 1971, with her parents out of town on a week-long cruise, Liz Lande and two of her girlfriends spent the evening talking and watching television. At around midnight, Liz received a phone call from her boyfriend, Bobby Nauss, a member of the Warlocks Motorcycle Club. Nauss asked Liz to spend the weekend with him. Concerned about the late hour and Nauss's reputation, Liz's friends tried to talk her out of going - to no avail. The friends left - they never saw Liz alive again.
At about 1:50 am, a neighbor who lived across the street from the Lande residence heard a noise outside. When he looked out of his bedroom window, he saw Liz walk out of the front door to her house, to the sidewalk and get into a waiting gold-colored Toronado.
In the early morning hours of Monday, December 13th, Elizabeth Lande was seen hanging from the rafters in a garage behind the the apartment house of one of Nauss' friends. It was this friend who helped Nauss dispose of Liz's body, allegedly in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey.
On July 12, 1977, almost six years after Liz disappeared, the same friend - turned witness - attempted to lead Law Enforcement to the location in the Pine Barrens where he said he had helped Nauss bury Liz's body. The location was a heavily wooded area near Williamstown, NJ, and about 16 miles southeast of Philadelphia. The witness tried several times to pinpoint the burial site, and the officers dug up each location, but failed to locate Liz's remains. The area today is occupied by housing subdivisions. Despite the lack of a body, on December 9, 1977, Robert Nauss was convicted for murdering Liz.
The disappearance and murder of Elizabeth Lande is considered by officials to be a closed case. Both of her parents have died and Bobby Nauss is serving a life sentence. Liz's remains, however, have never been found.
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