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Lynn Moran, 24, Missing in Portland, ME

Lynn Moran, 24, of Shrewsbury, MA has been missing 11 days according to police. Police fear that there has been foul play. She has been missing since October 10, Moran2005 when she traveled to Portland, ME over the Columbus Day weekend and had lunch with friends. Moran had left her purse and cell phone at her friend’s apartment. Police also found her car where she had parked it.

Police from Portland, Maine, searching for a missing Massachusetts woman fear she might have been the victim of foul play, authorities said yesterday.

Lynn Moran, 24, of Shrewsbury has been missing 11 days.

Moran traveled to Portland to visit friends over the Columbus Day weekend. She went out to lunch with them on Oct. 10 before going to an acquaintance’s apartment, said Lieutenant Vern Malloch, commander of the Portland Police Detective’s Bureau.

Police said Moran was last seen by a passerby around 10 p.m. that night. The witness told police Moran was alone and wandering around the Old Port shopping district barefoot and wearing a men’s long-sleeved shirt. It was raining that night, said Malloch.

Moran had left her purse and cell phone at her friend’s apartment. Police also found her car where she had parked it.

One witness called in a tip saying that Moran was seen in South Portland, a short distance from Old Port, Malloch said. Police in South Portland and more than 100 volunteers scoured wooded areas, using canine teams and aerial surveillance, but turned up nothing, he said.

”Right now we are re-interviewing witnesses and friends of hers, following up tips, reviewing surveillance videos, and interviewing Old Port cabdrivers who might have seen something,” said Malloch.

The family has offered a $10,000 reward for information that might lead to the where abouts of Lynn Moran.

Saying they are growing desperate as time passes, relatives of a missing Massachusetts woman are offering a $10,000 reward for information that might lead to the former Portland resident.

“Someone has to have seen her,” said Chris Moran, sister of Lynn Moran, the 24-year-old woman who was last seen at about 11 p.m. on Oct. 10 in Portland’s Old Port section. “She is striking. She turns heads.”

WSCH6 News; Search For Missing Woman To Continue

The search for Lynn Moran has been scaled back. Tuesday, more than 100 volunteers canvassed South Portland looking for the 24 year old woman, but that search is over.

The volunteers were members of police and fire departments and search rescue teams from around the state. But they were unable to find anything linking them to Lynn Moran.

K-9 teams and volunteers searched every area twice. The warden service feels they’ve run out of areas to search and they covered the areas they were in as well as they could. But this isn’t the end of the search.

October 25th, 2005 at 11:10pm Posted by | Lynn Moran, Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures | 8 comments

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  2. Why the hell are we losing so many girls?

    Comment by Jillian in Boston | October 26, 2005

  3. It’s party season. And parents are under the lamentable impression that if they don’t talk to their kids about sex and drugs, and safe partying, the kids won’t get it into their heads to experiment (or, conversely, if they do talk about sex and drugs and parties, kids will immediately rush out and start doing them like crazy).

    Girls don’t generally need to slip dangerous intoxicants into peoples’ drinks to get laid. And girls are incredibly infantalized in this country. They aren’t taught how to look after themselves in party situations, and how not to get into sketchy situations with guys, or what to do if they do end up in one and need to protect themselves.

    Comment by Strider | October 27, 2005

  4. The important factor seems to be the pre-music store events. Clearly when she arrived at the music store she was inadequately attired and her behavior was interpreted as ‘belligerent drunk’. I think however this barefoot, scantily clad woman had been drugged which brings to mind the ‘friend’s apartment’ where her cell phone was found. Why would she have left there barefoot and one button only? Disorientation?

    Comment by Toth | October 27, 2005

  5. I guess we have always lost so many girls, but our focus before Natalee was not as intense as it is now.

    I hope and pray Ms. Moran is OK, but the witness sighting is very troubling. It almost sounds like she could have been drugged and perhaps ran away from where she was at (men’s shirt and no shoes).

    We have to be more proactive in life. If the “passerby” mearly aproached the girl and asked if she needed help, perhaps there would be no disappearance to report!


    Comment by icey | October 27, 2005

  6. It does seem to a lot more missing women reported and in low crime areas; Portland, ME, Thunder Valley Casino, etc.

    Hate to say this, but in some of these cases, the women were promicious and took chances with men they barely knew.

    With the advent of date rape drugs, women should really be on guard and travel with some “real friends”, not the ones who would leave you for a guy.

    Just say no!

    Comment by Lisa | October 28, 2005

  7. I hope they find Lynn safe and sound soon…Not much has been mentioned about this friend’s apartment…Did the friend see her leave this apartment and if so was she dressed in this attire of a man’s shirt and no shoes at that time…or is there another stop for Lynn between the friends apartment and Bull Moose music store? Perhaps the friend could give more info on what happened during the visit to the apartment …as to what Lynn’s mood was , her demeanor and possibly where she was planning to go…anything might be a clue to where she went…and hopefully be found soon….Angel

    Comment by Angel | October 29, 2005

  8. The body of a 24 year old woman who disappeared three weeks ago was found Monday morning floating near the Maine State Pier in Portland.

    The state Medical Examiner determined that Lynn Moran died by accidental drowning.

    Comment by Noah | October 31, 2005

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