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, 2005 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.