On November 2, 1978 at about 10 p.m., Leigh Ann Wilson, 36, left her Jefferson City, Missouri apartment to go to a nearby gas station. Wilson was seen at the gas station alone in her vehicle and never returned home. Later that night, a witness reported seeing a grey 1970's vehicle, possibly a Pontiac, parked along the median with its flashers activated on U.S. 63 south of Highway 163. The witness saw a white male with dark hair and average build hitting Wilson. The next morning the victim’s body was located in a grassy area, just north of a roadside park. She had been murdered
with her throat slashed and stabbed in the back. Her car was later located in the parking lot of a grocery store in Jefferson City. It's believed she got in another person's car.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Boone County Sheriff’s Department Detective Unit at 573-875-1111 or Crimestoppers at 573-874-TIPS.