Donnie Dale Lee

Lee, circa 2016

  • Missing Since 11/01/2016
  • Missing From Squaw Valley, California
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 06/02/1955 (63)
  • Age 61 years old
  • Height and Weight 6'0 - 6'1, 170 - 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes. Lee has a scar on his right hand. He has a tribal tattoo on his upper right arm and a tattoo of a heart and arrow on his left calf. He also has tattoos on both shoulders and both upper arms.

Details of Disappearance

Lee was last seen in the vicinity of Squaw Valley Road and Sand Creek Road in Squaw Valley, California on November 1, 2016. He disappeared under mysterious circumstances and has never been heard from again. He worked as a truck driver at the time of his disappearance. It's uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning.

Authorities theorized Lee's disappearance was related to the disappearance of another Squaw Valley man, Alexsey Shelest, who was last seen in May 2016. In August 2017, they searched Buford King's rural property in the 37000 block of Squaw Valley Road for evidence in both men's cases. King was arrested on unrelated charges of felony assault with a firearm and felony possession of explosives.

Investigators didn't find any evidence about the two men's disappearances on King's property, and it's unclear whether he's a suspect in either case. Lee and Shelest's disappearances remain unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Fresno County Sheriff's Department 559-600-3111

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated April 4, 2018; casefile added.