North American Missing Persons Network
Katya Marie Lyne

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Above Images: Left & Center: Lyne, circa 1998
Right: Age-progressed to 30 (circa 2012)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 21, 1997 from Federal Way, King County, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Runaway
  • Date Of Birth: November 28, 1981
  • Age: 15
  • Height: 5'3"
  • Weight: 125 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White/Hispanic
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Mole above the right corner
    of mouth. Three dots tattooed on left hand. The letter "K"
    tattooed on right ankle. Pierced right nostril. Lyne is Salvadorian.
  • AKA: Her first name is pronounced "Ca-tee-ah."
  • NCIC Number: M-010739601
  • Case Number: 97-4213

  • Details of Disappearance
    Lyne was living with her father in Federal Way, Washington in 1997. She had a disagreement with him on March 21, 1997 and left their residence at approximately 9:00 PM. Lyne's father committed suicide four days later on March 25. Lyne has never been seen again. Authorities theorize that she may have returned home sometime after March 21 and discovered her father was deceased, then fled due to the tragic scene. Lyne has never been heard from again. She was employed as a professional model prior to her 1997 disappearance.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Federal Way Police Department
    (253) 661-4600

    Source Information
    Washington State Patrol
    National Center For Missing and Exploited Children