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Lynnette Culver Memorial Bench

$1,165 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 51 people in 4 months
Created October 8, 2018
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Mortensen
on behalf of Crystal Douglas
Lynnette Culver is currently the subject of a Pocatello, Idaho cold case investigation. It is believed that Lynnette was abducted and killed by notorious serial killer, Ted Bundy, as he confessed to her murder two days prior to his own execution on January 24,1989.

At the painfully young age of 12, Lynnette went missing in May of 1975. Although a police and volunteer search was conducted, and many years later Ted Bundy stated her body was left in a nearby river, fitting the description of the Snake River, her body was never found.

Currently Lynnette has no grave site nor a memorial honoring her memory. The purpose of this crowd funding is to obtain enough money to build a public bench made of marble, engraved with her name, date of birth, date gone missing, and a couple of her drawings. The family would like to have it installed either on the grounds of the middle school from where she went missing, or placed in a nearby public park where she played. Please help us give Lynnette’s family and community a place where they can spend some time honoring her memory, and that is dedicated to this young girl who was taken from us far too soon.

All proceeds will be transferred to a trust fund set up in Lynnette’s name by Crystal Douglas with Idaho Cold Case Files. All construction, engraving, placement and installation will be overseen by the family of Lynnette Culver. Any unused funds will go to the charity of the Culver’s choosing.

For more information regarding the disappearance of Lynnette Culver, please visit the Captain Borax YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9YfPChqu5nz8eBJBknFAzA

Rest sound, Lynnette.
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Additional photos courtesy of sister Nancy Albano
Xmas prior to Lynnette going missing
Xmas prior to Lynnette going missing
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My family and I are so blessed by the love being poured out and the gifts going out toward this memorial. Thank you Paula for getting this together. And thank you to all who have given to the cause. - Nancy Albano
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Tentatively, this is what the bench will be and will include a silhouette of Lynnette, stars and moon artwork (by Lynnette), and an “in memory” statement. Artwork simplified for etching by the amazing artist Tom Sciacca.
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Some words from Lynnettes’s sister, Nancy Albano:

“Unlike a lot of families whose children have fallen prey to things — horrific events like this — our family doesn’t have a body. We were never able to lay Lynnette to rest.” She hopes the bench will not only serve as a memorial, but also bring awareness to her sister’s case and help prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future. “I don’t say this is going to be closure,” Albano said. “But it gives something to remind people of the preciousness of their children and to teach them what they need to be safe.” Albano says her family has resigned themselves to the idea that Bundy did what he said he did. They’ve never personally listened to his interview tapes — they didn’t want any of those images placed in their minds — but they know some of the dates and details he mentioned matched up. “There’s always a chance (he was just) familiar with her disappearance,” Albano said, adding that Bundy may have had access to information about it. “It would be wonderful if they found something else and were able to recover her. As of right now, we believe Ted Bundy did it.” Nancy says her family doesn’t think Lynnette is still alive, but they would love to find her and have that closure.
Her family has gone through a lot since her sister disappeared. Their dad flew all over the U.S., heading out every time someone thought they spotted his daughter. Their mother’s beautiful brown hair soon turned white after Lynnette’s disappearance, Albano said, adding that the stress took its toll. And their grandfather often went to Alameda Junior High School searching for Lynnette. She said she doesn’t have her sister anymore and her children don’t have their aunt.
“It’s taken a lot away,” she said. “But we are very blessed to have had Lynnette in our lives. I recognize that very much.”
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Raised by 51 people in 4 months
Created October 8, 2018
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Mortensen
on behalf of Crystal Douglas
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