Unsolved Hernando homicide will be featured on Oxygen’s ‘Cold Justice’

Almost two decades after Carrie Leonard’s remains were discovered in the woods of central Hernando County, the true crime series Cold Justice is digging into the unsolved homicide, and the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said it has made progress in the case.

A new episode airing Saturday at 6 p.m. on Oxygen titled “A Mother’s Dying Wish” will explore the case with former prosecutor Kelly Siegler and retired Milwaukee police detective Steve Spingola, who spent time in Hernando County filming the show.

Leonard, who was 21 at the time and lived in Brooksville, was last seen June 19, 1997, leaving a party in the area with a male friend named Anthony “Tony” Ford, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office website. The woman’s skeletal remains were discovered nearly two years later on Aug. 17, 1999, by two teenage boys who were chasing a rabbit near Burns and Powell roads south of Brooksville.

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