Donna I. Lemon – Idaho Falls, Idaho 1973

Donna Lemon, a Montana nurse, was reported missing in early July 1973 from Bozeman, Montana. Her body was found days after her disappearance on July 9, 1973, on the banks of the Snake River near Milligan Road in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The 20-year-old had been stabbed to death. Her 1969 green Ford Mustang was found where the current city library now stands, a little over a mile away from the banks where she was stabbed. Bozeman is roughly 200 miles away from Idaho Falls. Reportedly, Donna was last seen in the Gallatin Gateway area near Bozeman around 4PM on July 5, 1973. It is unknown how or why she ended up in Idaho Falls. Her parents became alarmed when she did not meet them to travel to a wedding in Moscow, Idaho together. In 1974, Charles Lee Hambree was arrested and later released due to lack of evidence. The Post Register featured Lemon’s story in 2011.

A partial DNA profile exists on the suspect. No arrests have been made. Contact the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office if you would like to report additional information on this case.

Lemon poster