Savannah Leckie

Photo of Savannah Leckie, a teenage girl with fair skin and light-brown hair, wearing a knit cap and sweatshirt. She is holding two black-and-white goat kids.Name: Savannah Leckie.
Died: August 4, 2017.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Ozark County, Missouri, USA.
Disability: Autism, depression, ADHD.

Savannah was murdered by her birth mother. Exactly how she died is unknown because her killer burned her body.

She was a junior firefighter who liked to do volunteer work and care for farm animals.

Perpetrator: Rebecca Ruud (Birth mother), charged with first-degree murder, felony abuse of a child, tampering with physical evidence and abandonment of a corpse; Robert Peat Jr. (Birth mother’s boyfriend), charged with first-degree murder and child abuse.

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