Another unfortunate end has come to a missing persons case. This time it is Lynn Moran who was found Monday morning floating near the Maine State Pier in Portland.
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.
It would appear that the investigators are ruling this an accidental drowning as as Lynn Moran was seen intoxicated the night before her disappearance. The area in which Lynn Moran was last seen is approximately two blocks from The Maine State Pier where Lynn’s body was located this morning.
Now, investigators say there is a good chance Moran fell in the water the night of Oct. 10. She had been drinking and was described by witnesses as extremely intoxicated when she was seen at about 10:30 p.m. on Market and Middle streets. Her body was spotted at 7:30 a.m.
The Maine State Pier is about two blocks from where she was last seen.
From WCVB TV5 (Boston); Portland Harbor Body Identified As Mass. Woman. Investigators Believe Moran Fell In Accidentally
Acting Portland Police Chief Tim Burton said the state medical examiner’s office confirmed the identity of Lynn Moran, 24. He said the cause of death was determined to be accidental drowning.
The Shrewsbury, Mass., woman was last seen alive three weeks ago, as she was partying with friends in the city’s Old Port on Columbus Day.
Has Lynn Moran Been Found?
From earlier this morning.
Lynn Moran; she could be anyone’s sister, daughter, mother, best friend or girlfriend. It is the comment that we could make about all the missing women that have occurred. This has become the unfortunate reality that exists and almost seems to be said way too often these days.
This is the nightmare Lynn Moran’s family and friends are dealing with since the 24- year-old’s disappearance more than two weeks ago.
But it’s also the reality that accompanies any young woman who heads out for an evening on the town.
Moran’s case has people talking, partly because her face can be seen on fliers from mid-coast Maine to Massachusetts. But it’s also touched a nerve among women who realize their evenings out mirror Moran’s in every way but one – they return home at the end of the night.
According to police the Lynn Moran last reported accounts in the Old Port are as follows:
According to police, the night of Oct. 10 was the last time anyone saw Moran.
She was up from Shrewsbury, Mass., visiting family over Columbus Day weekend. She spent Monday afternoon in downtown Portland, having lunch with friends at Norm’s Bar and Grill on Congress Street, and later visited Gritty McDuff’s.
Police say at some point she separated from her friends and visited the apartment of an acquaintance on Market Street, where she left her purse and cell phone.
Moran was later seen alone in the Old Port, wearing jeans, a man’s plaid long-sleeve shirt and no shoes. Witnesses said she appeared to be intoxicated.
Police later learned Moran was spotted by a woman in South Portland on Anthoine Street around 11 p.m.
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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.