Wanda Gail Loe, age 24, went missing from Tahoe City, California in July 1968.
Wanda was employed at Sunnyside Resort at 1850 West Lake Blvd, on the shore of Lake Tahoe, and she was a reliable employee who would not just take off, according to those who knew her. She had attended Pepperdine University, and had traveled to Germany prior to coming to the Lake Tahoe region. She was originally from Alabama.
While I am not sure of the date of her disappearance, her car was found in the parking lot of her workplace and she was never seen again.
Wanda was often listed as a possible victim of the Zodiac Killer, in part due to the proximity to Donna Lass, who is a suspected victim of the Zodiac.
However, her boyfriend, Dennis Finn, reportedly confessed to murdering Wanda to a cousin, while heavily intoxicated. Dennis died in 1982, and was never charged with her disappearance.
It is believed that her remains may be in the Carpenter Valley area, near Truckee, CA, which sits along Donner Pass.
As of this writing, Wanda’s case is not listed on NamUs or any of the other databases. I hope someone in her family can submit a DNA sample in case her remains are located. I hope she can be found soon.
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