Real Name: Julie Ann Weflen
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: Spokane, Washington
Date: September 16, 1987
Occupation: Power Equipment Technician
Date of Birth: May 3, 1959
Weight: 110 pounds
Marital Status: Married
Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes.
Details: Julie Weflen was one of the few female operators for the Bonneville Power Administration in Spokane, Washington. On September 16, 1987, there was a report that the nitrogen was low in one of the transformers at the Springhill substation. At around 2PM, Julie went to the substation. She signed in there at 2:30PM and is believed to have completed her work around 3:30PM. She was never seen again.
Her personal items were found next to her truck shortly afterwards. The truck's driver-side door was open, and there were apparent drag marks at the scene. A fresh tire pattern, not belonging to her vehicle, was also found at the scene. Police believe that she was abducted by two men and was later murdered, although she has never been found. There is an $80,000 reward for information in her case.
Suspects: Julie's husband Mike was initially considered a suspect until it was confirmed that he was painting a house fifty miles away at the time of the abduction.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of the October 25, 1989 episode.
In 2004, true crime author Ann Rule included a chapter about Julie's abduction in the book, "Kiss Me, Kill Me,"
Results: Unsolved. Police now consider Julie's case a homicide; however, she has never been found and there are still no suspects in the case. Police have ruled out serial killers Robert Lee Yates and Gary Ridgway, also known as "Green River Killer". An amateur investigator has suggested that her abduction may be related to other unsolved disappearances and murders of young women in the area around the same time frame.
As of March 15, 2012, the BPA is offering an additional $25,000 reward for information.
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