Donna Ann Lass
Lass, approximately 1970
Date reported missing : 09/06/1970
Missing location (approx) :
South Lake Tahoe, California
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 11/03/1944 (76)
Age at the time of disappearance: 25 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 135 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Lass was last seen in South Lake Tahoe, California on September 6, 1970. She worked as a registered nurse at the first aid station at the Sahara Hotel-Casino and her last logbook entry was timed at 1:50 a.m.
Her car was found parked near her apartment in Stateline, Nevada, but nobody saw her leave the casino. She has never been heard from again. All of her personal belongings were left behind at her home, except her purse and the clothes she was wearing the night she vanished.
The day after Lass's disappearance, an unidentified male called her place of employment and her landlord to say she would be absent due to a family emergency. Lass was not actually having a family emergency at the time. The caller has never been identified.
A postcard purportedly from the serial killer nicknamed the Zodiac implied that he had killed Lass. The Zodiac sent many written messAge at the time of disappearance: s to newspapers and police claiming responsibility for disappearances and murders, but Lass's abduction does not fit his profile and the postcard was later found to have been forged by a police investigator.
The Zodiac has never been identified. He is still considered a possible suspect in the disappearances of Robin Graham and Jeannette Kamahele, however.
Lass's case remains unsolved. She is missing under suspicious circumstances.
Other information and links : ncy
South Lake Tahoe Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Zodiac Killer
Enter the World of the Zodiac Killer
The Doe Network
The San Diego Union Tribune
Unsolved in the News
South Lake Tahoe Now
Interactive Missing Person Search Map