On February 13, 1973, around 6:20 pm, New York State Police responded to Lake Edge Motel located on State Route 9, in the town of Peru, Clinton County, NY, for a missing child. State Police are still investigating this missing person, who was at the time a 12-year-old Linda Lee St. Germaine, born June 10, 1960.
She was reported missing by her mother that same day. He and her mother and siblings lived in Lake Edge Motel room. The motel is no longer in operation, but was located on Route 9 between South Junction Road and Snug Harbor Marina, in the town of Peru, NY.
Linda was last seen outside of the motel, but failed to come in for dinner. The motel overlooked Lake Champlain which was entirely frozen during the winter of 1973. Tracks were found on Lake Champlain, and it was presumed Linda had walked across the ice to Vermont, and fell through. A search that night and the following day did not find any disturbed ice.
Her body was never found. Linda was last seen wearing a blue or green hooded parka, brown corduroy pants and brown suede boots.
The New York State Police Underwater Recovery Team (URT) have been out on the lake multiple times throughout the years attempting to locate any type of evidence regarding the missing female. St. Germaine would be 62 years old now.
If you have information on this case, please call the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Plattsburgh at 518-873-2777.
Photos: Linda Lee St. Germain in circa 1973 and in an age-progression photo at age 57 (circa 2017)