Idaho’s Oldest Missing Person Case Linked To Murderer Ted Bundy
Ted Bundy was perhaps the most ruthless serial murderer America has ever known. Of all the active Idaho missing person cases still remaining, one young Pocatello girl is believed to have met her fate at the hands of the sadistic maniac nearly a half-century ago.
Ted Bundy was put to death in the state of Florida in 1989. It's been reported that just prior to his execution he confessed to 30 murders, including the death of Lynette Dawn Culver in May of 1975. No audio or written confession by Bundy in this case exists, and Culver's remains have never turned up to this day.
In 2019, the city of Pocatello dedicated a memorial bench to the missing girl, who was just 12 years old when she disappeared. Bundy is reported to have murdered multiple victims in the Gem State, all of whom were minors at the time they went missing.
Culver was a student at Hawthorne Junior High School and was thought to have been abducted on her way to Fort Hall, which is located 14 miles from Pocatello. The Snake River has been mentioned as being a potential final resting place for the young Washington native's remains.
There are currently hundreds of missing person cases throughout Idaho, but only Culver's is linked to the murderous war path of Theodore Robert Bundy. If you have any additional information that could bring the Culver family some closure in this case, please contact the Pocatello Police Department, at 208-234-6100.