Editor's note: This story was originally published on Oct. 24, 2006

Akron police officer Robert Swain says the department has received several leads -- and six new names -- since a television show about a 1979 unsolved murder case.

The Oct. 5 episode of Sensing Murder on the Discovery Channel re-examined the murders of 17-year-old Mary Margaret Leonard and her 19-year-old boyfriend, Richard "Ricky" Joseph Beard, with the aid of two psychics, Laurie Campbell and Pam Coronado.

The Akron teens were last seen the evening of Aug. 24, 1979, leaving her home in his car. The car was found the next morning on a farm lane in what was then Northampton Township (now Cuyahoga Falls).

The couple's skeletal remains weren't found for another six years, about six miles from were the car was discovered.

Investigators determined Leonard had been stabbed in the chest and shot and Beard had been shot multiple times.

"We received several leads as a result of the show," Swain said. "We have six new names we never had before, which is very exciting to me."

Swain said the leads found their way to the Akron Police Department through anonymous letters, messages, phone calls and e-mail.

"We're in the process of tracking down every lead and doing some interviews," Swain said.

"We also have DNA evidence we're working on under new testing procedures."

Swain said the murders of the North Hill teens have stuck with him for a long time.

"I know the families need closures. That's what keeps me going," Swain said.

"Whoever is responsible for this, don't think we're going to go away and forget about it. Because we are not."

Police ask anyone with information about the case to call Detective James Pasheilich at 330-375-3261.