Wayne Dee Heath

Heath, circa 1986

  • Missing Since 04/01/1986
  • Missing From Bonneville County, Idaho
  • Classification Lost/Injured Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Age 37 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'9, 180 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description Black snowmobile suit and boats.
  • Associated Vehicle(s) Aluminum boat (accounted for)
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes.

Details of Disappearance

Heath was last seen in Bonneville County, Idaho on April 1, 1986. He and his friend were fishing in an aluminum boat on the South Fork of the Snake River, about a quarter-mile downstream from the Palisades Dam. Their anchor rope got tangled in the boat's propeller, and as a result, the boat started filling with water and began to sink.

Both people jumped into the water and tried to swim to shore. Heath's companion made it, but Heath, who was not wearing a life jacket, was unable to reach the shore and was last seen drifting downstream out of sight. He is presumed drowned, but his body has never been located.

Investigating Agency

  • Bonneville County Sheriff's Office 208-529-1375

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated March 22, 2022; casefile added.