Open: The Case of Leigh Occhi

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Bonus episode: Behind-the-scenes
We lift the curtain and take a behind-the-scenes look at the podcast. Daily Journal Editor Rod Guajardo moderates a discussion between Emma and Daily Journal law enforcement reporter William Moore about their experiences while reporting on Leigh’s case. The discussion also took place on “The Memo,” our news and entertainment podcast. Also, look for a […]
Sep 29, 2017
Episode 6: 25 years later
Leigh’s story sticks with people, and they’re still hoping for closure in her case. Twenty-five years later, those who were close to Leigh and even those who didn’t know her, reflect on how her disappearance affected them. Plus, a look at where the case stands now.
Sep 24, 2017
Episode 5: ‘It doesn’t make sense’
There isn’t much evidence in the Occhi case, and that’s always been the problem. Unless someone comes forward, those familiar with the case could be wrestling with the same questions they had 25 years ago for a lot longer.
Sep 24, 2017
Episode 4: Dead ends
As the Occhi investigation continued, Leigh’s family and investigators became increasingly frustrated by the dead ends they kept reaching. Then, they got what they thought would be their big break.
Sep 24, 2017
Episode 3: ‘A little girl with a very hard life’
Who was Leigh Occhi? According to her friends, family and others who knew her, she was a pretty typical 13-year-old girl. However, some people believe she may have been hiding a darker secret.
Sep 24, 2017
Episode 2: The eye of the storm
Although heavy rain and thunderstorms from Hurricane Andrew made it difficult for police to conduct initial searches for Leigh, they began to evaluate what little evidence they did have almost immediately. Searches continued in the weeks following Leigh’s disappearance with the help of her father, Donald Occhi, and community volunteers.
Sep 24, 2017
Episode 1: What happened to Leigh Occhi?
All anyone knows for sure about the disappearance of Leigh Occhi is that on a stormy August morning in 1992, Leigh went missing from her Tupelo home while her mother was at work. Twenty-five years later, the case remains unsolved, but a potential witness means the investigation could move forward.
Sep 24, 2017
Coming soon: Open: The case of Leigh Occhi
Look for new episodes on September 24.
Sep 11, 2017