Julia Dianne Gabriel
North American Missing Persons Network
Julia Dianne Gabriel

Above Images: Gabriel

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 18, 1983 from Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 9, 1944
  • Age: 38
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Weight: 140-150 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Light brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Medical Conditions: Previous childbirth.
  • Jewelry: Plain gold ring with ringlets.

  • Details of Disappearance
    Julia Gabriel, a real estate agent in Mooresville, apparently was on her way to meet a prospective client to appraise Lake Norman property, north of Charlotte.

    Two days later, her pale-green 1981 Buick Skylark was found in a restaurant parking lot. The window on the passenger side was shattered.

    Ms. Gabriel's disappearance set off intense air, land and water searches the rest of that month in 1983. But it wasn't until February 1984, seven months later, that her ripped blue slacks, red shoes, pocketbook and car keys were discovered in woods not far from where her car had been abandoned. All clothes found except underclothes. According to reports she had been bound with duct tape and her clothes were cut off.

    A suspect was arrested and convicted of Dianne's murder. Her body has never been found.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Iredell County Sheriff

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