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Being a missing person is not inherently notable; coverage of such an event in local press is run of the mill and does not affirm notability. Wikipedia is not a memorial site. A nicely written article, but regrettably the subject does not appear to meet inclusion guidelines. RichardOSmith (talk) 07:06, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

  • Delete. It's a bizarre case, but unfortunately hasn't generated the significant coverage required for Wikipedia. There is apparently a play about it, Leaves of Words, but that hasn't got anything but local coverage either. DoctorKubla (talk) 10:23, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
Note: This debate has been included in the list of Crime-related deletion discussions. • Gene93k (talk) 20:00, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
Note: This debate has been included in the list of People-related deletion discussions. • Gene93k (talk) 20:01, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Keep. As the author, I took the time to look at other missing person articles on Wikipedia to see if this was something that could be included here. There are many articles as part of the category that don't seem to make notability standards including Tara Grinstead, who has just local sources and a Find A Grave memorial as references; Disappearance of Amy Lynn Bradley who has one CNN article as a reference; Ann Gotlib, who also only has local sources as references and the only major difference is that her kidnapper was possibly found dead. There is actually a similar case to Randy Leach on Wikipedia: Disappearance of Robin Graham who disappeared in 1970. All of her references are from local sources all before 1990.
Based on at least two dozen articles I read from the Missing Persons category, I felt the Randy Leach case met the guidelines at least on a small scale based on how long he's been missing, how law enforcement has handled the case and the bizarre circumstances. Bhall87Four Scoreand Seven 03:26, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
WP:WAX explains why your comparison against other articles is an invalid way of making a case. I would say that making the comparison actually supports the deletion argument:800,000 children go missing in the US each year, and Wikipedia has articles on virtually none of them. RichardOSmith (talk) 06:57, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
Keep - Per Bhall87 and it seems to have coverage, as a simple Google search showed. Leaves of Words further demonstrates this notability. CyanGardevoir (used EDIT!) 23:05, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
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