Audrey Louise Moran

Moran, circa 2017; Jesus Ruiz Jr.; Abraham Fregoso; Manuel Rios

  • Missing Since 05/10/2017
  • Missing From Coachella, California
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race Hispanic
  • Date of Birth 04/04/1991 (29)
  • Age 26 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'10, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Moran has scars on her back and left thigh. She has the following tattoos: the phrase "My Little Piece of Heaven" in red ink on the left side of her chest, a dove with the word "Faith" on one hip, and a dove with the word "Hope" on her other hip.

Details of Disappearance

Moran was last seen in Coachella, California on May 10, 2017. She disappeared with her boyfriend, Jonathan Reynoso. The pair left Moran's mother's home in Coachella so Moran could drive Reynoso to his home in Palm Desert, California, but they never arrived and has never been heard from again.

At 9:00 a.m. on May 12, Moran and Reynoso's gray 2010 GMC Terrain with the California license plate number 6MIG265 was found on the roadside on westbound Interstate 10, west of Oak Valley Parkway, in Beaumont, California. The car had gas in it and was in good running condition when it was found. There was no sign of Reynoso or Moran of them at the scene. Dogs tracked their scents from where the car was parked, but lost the trail after twenty yards.

The couple's cellular phones disappeared with them and are apparently turned off, and Reynoso's wallet and Moran's purse have not been found either. There has been no suspicious activity on either of their financial accounts. Moran and Reynoso had a good relationship prior to their disappearances. It's completely uncharacteristic of them to leave without warning.

In June 2020, three suspects were arrested on suspicion of Moran and Reynoso's murders: Jesus Ruiz Jr., Abraham Fregoso, and Manuel Rios. Photos of all three are posted with this case summary. The suspects are awaiting trial. Authorities have not released much information about the evidence against them and how or why they think Moran and Reynoso were killed.

Foul play is suspected in their cases due to the circumstances involved.

Investigating Agency

  • Riverside County Sheriff's Department 760-836-1600
  • Indio Police Department 760-391-4051

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated July 1, 2020; details of disappearance updated.