Wanda J. Lemons

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Above Images: Lemons, circa 2014

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 3, 2014 from Chillicothe, Ohio
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 37 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7, 135 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Lemons has a scar on her right leg, which is damaged from a car accident. She has multiple tattoos, including dolphins forming a heart shape on her lower back, and her ears are pierced. Her previous surnames were Hodges and Jackson.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A t-shirt, jeans and camouflage-print sneakers.
  • Medical Conditions: Lemons has a history of drug abuse.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Lemons was last seen in Chillicothe, Ohio on November 3, 2014; her last communications with her family were messages to her adult daughter via text and Facebook. A friend stated he saw Lemons on the day of her disappearance and that he heard she'd gone to Texas with an African-American male truck driver named Darius or Demarcus Thomas. She frequents the Galveston, Texas area. Lemons has never been heard from again. Although she's been known to be out of touch with her family, it's uncharacteristic of her to not call or visit them over the holidays.

    Trego's disappearance may be connected to the disappearance of Charlotte Trego and the deaths of Tameka Lynch and Tiffany Sayre. All four women were involved with drugs and they all disappeared from Chillicothe in the same one-year period. Trego and Lynch, who were friends, went missing on the same day: May 3, 2014. Lynch's body was found in Paint Creek three weeks after her disappearance; the autopsy determined she'd died of multiple drug overdoses and the manner of death was undetermined. Lemons disappeared six months later, and on May 11, 2015, Sayre disappeared. Her body was found in a creek on June 19; she'd been murdered. There's speculation that a serial killer could be behind the disappearances and deaths, but no suspects have been named in any of the cases. They remain unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Chillicothe Police Department
    740-773-1191

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    Source Information
    Ohio Attorney General's Office
    NamUs
    Facebook Page for Wanda Lemons
    The Chillicothe Gazette
    The Huffington Post
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Chillicothe Police Department

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 13, 2017; casefile added.

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