Sun Nyo “Julie” Lee was a 36-year-old woman who disappeared from Bothell, Washington on the night of the 25th of June 1990. Sadly, her remains were found on the 27th of March 1991 off High Bridge Road in the Snoqualmie River ravine just southwest of Monroe, Washington. She is thought to be a victim in the serial killings known as “The Dismemberment Murders”.
Julie was described as being a “quiet, pleasant woman” who would pick up free food from a food bank every Tuesday to help tide her and her boyfriend, Tim Conrad, over until he got paid. Her apartment manager said that “She worked very hard to do her part. She’d go up and down the road and gather herbs and greens for food.”
However, when Julie was drunk, she would get into ferocious arguments with Tim and her screams could be heard from the whole apartment complex. The fights would usually end with Julie going on a bus to Seattle for a few days before returning home.
Julie had been arrested in the past for street crimes, including prostitution and theft, but it is unknown if Julie was ever convicted of these crimes.
Julie was last seen leaving her apartment on the night of the 25th of June, 1990, to go and look for a job. Julie never returned home that night, and her boyfriend reported her missing on the 6th of July.
On March the 26th, 1991, the scalp of an unidentified man was discovered off High Bridge Road in the Snoqualmie River ravine southwest of Monroe, Washington. Julie’s skull was located just 150 feet away from the scalp the next day.
Julie’s skull appeared to have been at the location for at least six months before being found, and her cause of death was determined to be a blow to the head. Whilst some additional remains were found of the unidentified man between February and August 1991, it is unknown if any more of Julie’s remains have ever been found.
Authorities questioned Tim and Julie’s ex-husband who immigrated with her from South Korea in the mid-1970s. Gary Ridgeway, also known as the Green River Killer, was also questioned about Julie’s murder but he denies killing her and there is no indication that he was involved in her murder.
Investigators have suggested that Julie, the unidentified man and Bulgarian mobster Stoyan Jalamov, are all victims of the killings known as “The Dismemberment Murders.” This is because all three victims were found dismembered, and their remains were scattered across Snohomish County. Authorities have not discovered any connection between the victims.
No one has ever been arrested or charged with any of the murders.
Who killed Julie?
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