Shawnta LaRae Pankey
Pankey, approximately 2018
Date reported missing : 04/15/2018
Missing location (approx) :
Idaho County, Idaho
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 25 years old
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Pankey disappeared while on a camping trip in Idaho County, Idaho on April 15, 2018. In May 2019, her remains were found near Buffalo Eddy in the Snake River in Nez Perce County, Idaho. Her death is under investigation.
Other information and links : ncy
Idaho County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Idaho Missing Person Clearinghouse
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