Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Revere Police Chief Terence Reardon announced a $5,000 reward‚ Tuesday in connection with the 1974 disappearance of 10-year-old Leigh Savoie.
Savoie, who would now be 45 years-old, went missing on April 7, 1974 after leaving his State Road home to shine his shoes and buy an Easter present for his mother. Savoie, 36 years ago, was last seen wearing blue pants, a blue sweater, brown shoes, and a white shirt reading, “Try it, you’ll like it.” He had blue eyes and brown hair and stood at about 4′ tall.
On the day of his disappearance, Savoie left home with a shoe shine kit that was returned to his mother later that afternoon by the owner of a Revere restaurant.‚ The owner‚ told Savoie’s mother that the boy had left it there before heading to Revere Beach.
Reardon told media he believes the case is still very much alive and the prospect of finding Savoie is still “worthy of our best efforts.”
Conley shares‚ Reardon’s sentiment. “As long as there’s hope “" hope of finding Leigh or hope of finding justice for him “" we will not rest. With law enforcement resources bolstered by the Carole Sund/Carrington Foundation, and with the public’s assistance, we have a chance to write this story’s final chapter.”
The Carole Sund/Carrington Foundation, a private organization that funds rewards for missing persons cases, posted the $5,000 reward.
Savoie is currently listed as missing, however if evidence is discovered that renders the case a homicide, State police will overtake the matter.
Anyone with any information regarding Savoie’s disappearance, no matter how trivial, is urged to contact Revere Police at 781-286-8203 or State Police at 617-727-8817. Those who had relations with the boy or family in the early 1970s are also asked to call.
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