Police ask for help to solve Dauphin County cold case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — State Police in Harrisburg are still investigating the disappearance of Heike Leich in 2007.

Leich’s common law spouse, Joseph Hawthorne, reported her missing on August 8, 2007. She was last seen in the driveway of her Fishing Creek Valley Road home in West Hanover Township. She left her purse, ID, and medication behind. She was 47 years old and spoke fluent German.

Police believe she is the victim of a homicide.


Anyone with information is asked to call Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers at 1-800-4PA-TIPS.  Callers are anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.

Online: Midstate Mysteries: The Disappearance of Heike Leich

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