Julia Lynn Moranda

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Top Two Rows: Moranda, circa 1990;
Bottom Row: Age-progressions to an unknown age

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 7, 1990 from Yakima, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 31, 1959
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'0 - 5'2, 125 - 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue/hazel eyes. Moranda has the following tattoos: a rose on her left breast, a partial rose on her right breast, the letter D on her left hand, and the letter J and a small square on her right hand. Her nickname is Julie. She may dye her hair red.Her shoe size is 6 1/2 narrow. She may use the aliases Becky Walker, Terri Lee Moe, Terry L. Moore and/or Janice M. Young. She may use the alias dates of birth January 11, 1944; June 21, 1940; and/or February 12, 1953.
  • Medical Conditions: Moranda was addicted to drugs at the time of her 1990 disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Moranda was last seen getting into a vehicle with an unidentified drive in the parking lot of the Yakima Sports Center in Yakima, Washington on December 7, 1990. She worked as a prostitute at the time of her disappearance and was also an intervenous drug user. Moranda has never been heard from again. Another woman disappeared from the same area one month after Moranda vanished. Authorities believe that the cases may be connected to convicted serial murderer Robert Lee Yates Jr. A photo of Yates is posted below this case summary. He is occasionally referred to as the Spokane Serial Killer.

    Yates was married and served with the United States National Guard during the 1990s. He was charged with the murders of 13 women in the Washington area during the same time period in 2000. Yates pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 408 years in prison. Afterwards he was charged with two additional homicides, convicted, and sentenced to death. Authorities believe that Yates may be responsible for numerous disappearances and/or murders of people, mostly prostitutes, in the Washington area. He has never been charged in connection with Moranda's case, which remains unsolved.

    Yates
    Above: Yates, circa 2000

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Yakima Police Department
    509-576-6531

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    Source Information
    The Moranda Family
    The Crime Library
    The Spokesman-Review
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    Outpost for Hope
    The Doe Network
    NamUs

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 6, 2010; three pictures added, distinguishing characteristics updated.

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