Rex Dean Hill
Rex, approximately 1980
Date reported missing : 05/24/1980
Missing location (approx) :
Bonneville County, Idaho
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 06/24/1973 (48)
Age at the time of disappearance: 6 years old
Height / Weight : 3'9, 50 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Rex disappeared with his father, Larry Hill, and two others,Â Laddie SchiessÂ and Laddie's daughter, Toni Schiess, from Bonneville County, Idaho on May 24, 1980. They were on a fourteen-foot aluminum boat out on the Palisades Reservoir with four other people when the boat capsized about one hundred yards from shore, just south of Big Elk Creek.
The water was 120 feet deep, the weather was bad and the surface water temperature was 51 degrees. Four of the passengers were rescued, but Rex, Larry, Laddie and Toni disappeared and could not be found despite extensive search efforts. They are presumed drowned.
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Bonneville County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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