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The Chilling Unsolved Murder of Kristen David

David found 41 years ago dismembered in the Snake River

Asotin –– The haunting story of a young girl last seen on her bike near a brown van has rocked the county and cities of Clarkston and Lewiston for decades.

Kristen David was 22 years old and a senior at the University of Idaho, majoring in broadcast journalism, when she disappeared, was murdered, and disposed of.

It was early July 1981 when her dismembered remains washed up on the shores of the Snake River in Whitman County.

David was last seen alive along Highway 95 near Lewiston. She was riding her blue 10-speed bike on Friday, June 26, 1981.

Locals in the area reported seeing a suspicious w...


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