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Ridgway's victims

These are the 48 women Gary Leon Ridgway pleaded guilty to killing Wednesday.



Wendy Lee Coffield, 16, left her Tacoma foster home July 8, 1982, and was not seen alive again. Two boys found her body seven days later in the Green River. She was the first victim found.



Gisele Lovvorn, 19, left her apartment July 17, 1982, to work as a prostitute and was never seen again. Her remains were found near an apple tree Sept. 25, 1982, in Des Moines Creek Park, located close to South 200th Street and 18th Avenue South.



Debra Lynn Bonner, 22, disappeared from Pacific Highway South on July 25, 1982. A worker found her body in the Green River on Aug. 12, 1982.



Marcia Fay Chapman, 31, left the apartment she shared with her three children on Aug. 1, 1982, and was not seen again alive. A man rafting in the Green River Aug. 15, 1982, found her body in the water.



Cynthia Jean Hinds, 17, was last seen at a convenience store near the Sea-Tac strip Aug. 11, 1982. Her body was found Aug. 15, 1982, in the Green River, only a few feet from Chapman's body.



Opal Charmaine Mills, 16, called her parents from Angle Lake park on Aug. 12, 1982, and was never heard from again. On Aug. 15, 1982, while detectives investigated the discoveries of Chapman's and Hinds' bodies, police found Mills' body on the banks of the Green River.



Denise Bush, 23, went to get cigarettes and disappeared from Pacific Highway South on Oct. 8, 1982. Her remains were discovered June 12, 1985, in a wooded area of Tigard, Ore. In February 1990, additional remains were found near Pacific Highway South in Tukwila.



Terry R. Milligan, 16, vanished from Pacific Highway South on Aug. 29, 1982. Investigators found her remains April 1, 1984, near Star Lake Road.



Mary Meehan, 19 and seven months pregnant, was last seen on the SeaTac strip Sept. 15, 1982. Detectives found her partially buried remains in the area of South 192nd Street and 27th Avenue South on Nov. 13, 1983.



Debra Lorraine Estes, a 15-year-old runaway, disappeared on Sept. 20, 1982 while on Pacific Highway South. Workers found her remains while digging holes for a playground at a Federal Way apartment complex May 30, 1988.



Shawnda Lee Summers, 17, disappeared the first week of October 1982. Her remains were found Aug. 11, 1983 at the base of an apple tree north of Sea-Tac Airport.



Shirley Sherrill, a curly-haired 18-year-old, was last seen in Seattle's Chinatown in late October 1982. Officers found her remains June 14, 1985, in Tigard, Ore.



Colleen Brockman, a 15-year-old girl with braces, was last seen in Seattle on Christmas Eve, 1982. Her remains were discovered May 26, 1984, near Jovita Boulevard in unincorporated north Pierce County.



Alma Ann Smith, a blonde, 18-year-old Lynnwood woman, disappeared from Pacific Highway South on March 3, 1983. Her remains were found April 2, 1984, in the woods along Star Lake Road.



Delores Laverne Williams, 17, of Seattle, disappeared from outside a hotel along Pacific Highway South in March 1983. Her remains were found March 31, 1984, near Star Lake Road.



Gail Lynn Mathews, 23, was last seen sitting in a pickup truck on Pacific Highway South on April 10, 1983. Two people looking for a lost animal discovered her skeletal remains Sept. 19, 1983, at the base of a fir tree near Star Lake Road in Auburn.



Marie Malvar, 18, of Des Moines, was last seen April 30, 1983, as she got into a pickup truck on Pacific Highway South. Ridgway led searchers to her remains in September 2003.



Andrea Childers, 19, disappeared from a Seattle bus stop April 14, 1983. Her remains were found in 1989 near Sea-Tac Airport.



Sandra Kay Gabbert, 17, was last seen on the Pacific Highway strip April 17, 1983. Her remains were found April 1, 1984, in the woods below Star Lake Road.



Kimi-Kai Pitsor, 16, vanished in April 1983, after she got into a pickup truck in Seattle. Officers recovered her skull near the Mountain View Cemetery in Auburn in December 1983. In December 1985, investigators located Pitsor's remains about 100 yards away at the base of a steep embankment.



Cheryl Lee Wims, 18, disappeared from central Seattle on May 23, 1983. She was killed on her 18th birthday. Investigators found her remains March 22, 1984, in an area north of the Sea-Tac Airport and in the vicinity of two other Green River victims.



Carol Ann Christensen, 21, was last seen May 3, 1983 as she left a SeaTac tavern where she worked. Her body was found five days later in a wooded area of Maple Valley.



Martina Authorlee, 18, of the Tacoma area, disappeared from Pacific Highway South on May 22, 1983. Her remains were found Nov. 14, 1984, in the woods off Highway 410 east of Enumclaw.



Yvonne "Shelly" Antosh, 19, vanished from Pacific Highway South on May 31, 1983. Hunters found her skeletal remains Oct. 15, 1983, near the Big Soos Creek in Auburn.



Carrie Ann Rois, a 15-year-old who dropped out of high school, disappeared in May or June 1983. Officers found her remains March 10, 1985, down a hill off Star Lake Road.



Constance Naon, 20, disappeared June 8, 1983. Her remains were discovered Oct. 27, 1983, in a vacant lot at 25th Avenue South and South 192nd Street, an area south of Sea-Tac Airport.



Kelly Marie Ware, 22, of Bothell, was last heard from July 18, 1983. Her remains were discovered Oct. 29, 1983, about 100 feet from the remains of Constance Naon.



Tina Marie Thompson, 22, disappeared July 25, 1983. Investigators found her remains, which had been concealed, April 20, 1984, near the intersection of Highway 18 and Interstate 90.



April Buttram, 17, disappeared in August 1983. Ridgway led Green River investigators to her remains in Snoqualmie in August 2003.



Debbie May Abernathy, a 26-year-old mother, disappeared Sept. 5, 1983, while wearing a maroon "Gucci" jumpsuit and large-framed tortoise-shell eyeglasses. An elk hunter discovered her remains March 31, 1984, near a logging road east of Enumclaw.



Tracy Winston, 19, disappeared Sept. 12, 1983. Her remains were found in March 1986 near some trees at Cottonwood Grove Park, next to the Green River in Kent.



Maureen Feeney, a 19-year-old former daycare worker, disappeared from Seattle on Sept. 28, 1983. Her remains were found in May 1986, near the intersection of Highway 18 and Interstate 90.



Mary Sue Bello, 25, disappeared from Seattle on Oct. 11, 1983. A mushroom hunter found her remains Oct. 12, 1984, on Highway 410, east of Enumclaw.



Kim Lee Nelson, a 21-year-old with short, bleached-blond hair, was last seen sitting at a bus stop on Pacific Highway South in the morning hours of Nov. 1, 1983. A Weyerhaeuser employee discovered her remains June 13, 1986, just off Interstate 90 at Exit 38.



Jane Doe B10's remains were found in March 1984, in a brushy area at South 146th Street and 16th Avenue South. The remains are unidentified. A forensic anthropologist described the woman as white, about 15 years old and 5 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall.



Patricia Barczak, 19, was last spotted walking along Pacific Highway South near the airport on Oct. 17, 1986. A road maintainance worker found her skull in February 1993 off Highway 18 in Auburn. She was not originally listed as a victim of the Green River Killer.



Jane Doe B20's remains were found after Ridgway pointed out the spot off the Kent-Des Moines Road in August. The remains are unidentified. DNA tests conducted on the bones did not turn up a match.



Pammy Annette Avent, a 16-year-old Seattle girl, left her mother's home Oct. 26, 1983, and was never seen again. Ridgway led the Green River Task Force to her remains near Enumclaw in August.



Delise Plager, 22, disappeared Oct. 30, 1983. A person gathering moss at Exit 38 of Interstate 90 found her remains Feb. 14, 1984.



Cindy A. Smith, 17, was last seen in March 1984. Two youths discovered her remains in an Auburn ravine in June 1987.



Lisa Yates, 19, disappeared in December 1983. A solder found her skeletal remains March 13, 1984, off Interstate 90 in North Bend.



Mary West, 16, left her aunt's home Feb. 6, 1984, and disappeared from South Seattle. Her remains were found in a wooded area of Seward Park in Seattle on Sept. 8, 1985.



Jane Doe B16, whose remains were found Dec. 30, 1985, in a wooded ravine across from the Mountain View Cemetery. The remains are unidentified. She's described as black, 20 to 25 years old and between 5 feet 1 inches and 5 feet 4 inches tall.



Roberta J. Hayes, 21, was last seen leaving a Portland jail in February 1987. Her skeletal remains were found Sept. 11, 1991, north of Highway 410. She was not originally listed as a victim of the Green River Killer.



Jane Doe B17, whose remains were found Jan. 2, 1986, in a wooded ravine across from the Mountain View Cemetery, about 100 feet away from Jane Doe B16 uncovered days earlier. The remains are unidentified. She's described as white, 14 to 17 years old and 5 feet 4 to 5 feet 8.



Patricia Yellowrobe, 38, died in August 1998. Her body was found Aug. 6, 1998, in a vacant lot in the 9400 block of Des Moines Way South. Investigators originally ruled her death accidental and she was never listed as a victim of the Green River Killer.



Linda Rule, 16, was last seen alive Sept. 26, 1982, when she headed for a Kmart in north Seattle. Construction workers found her remains Jan. 31, 1983, in a shallow ditch near Northwest Hospital in Seattle. Her murder was not included on the official list of Green River Killer victims.



Marta Reeves, a 36-year-old mother of four, called her estranged husband for money in March 1990, then was never heard from again. Her remains were found Sept. 20, 1990, along Highway 410 near Enumclaw. She was not originally listed as a victim of the Green River Killer.





NOT CLAIMED BY RIDGWAY



These women were originally listed as victims of the Green River Killer, but Gary Ridgway did not admit to killing them.



Amina Agisheff, a 36-year-old waitress and divorced mother of three, was the first suspected Green River victim to disappear, vanishing July 7, 1982, from a Seattle street. Her remains were found April 18, 1984, near Highway 18 and Kerriston Road.



Tammie Charlene Liles, 16, was last seen working as a prostitute in downtown Seattle in June 1983. Her skeletal remains were found April 23, 1985, in a greenbelt area of Tualatin, Ore.



Unidentified woman whose remains were found April 22, 1985, in Tualatin, Ore.





POSSIBLE RIDGWAY VICTIMS



Based on his statements, investigators suspect Ridgway is responsible for the deaths of three women on the official Green River Killer list but whose bodies have never been found. Detectives continue to work on these cases.



Kase Lee, 16, disappeared Aug. 28, 1982, when she left her home to go to the store. She wore a camel hair coat, jeans and beige-spiked heals.



Keli McGinness, 18, disappeared June 28, 1983, after she checked into a motel on Pacific Highway South.



Patricia Osborn, 19, left a hotel on Aurora Avenue North in Seattle on October 1983, then vanished.





ONE WOMAN GOT AWAY

Of all the women Gary Ridgway attempted to murder, only one is known to have escaped.

On Nov. 9, 1982, Ridgway met a prostitute named Rebecca Garde Guay and arranged a date.

Both parties later described the incident to investigators.

Ridgway agreed to pay $20 for sex with Guay. The two drove to an area near South 204th Street, where Ridgway wanted to go into the woods.

Guay said Ridgway tried to choke her, but she managed to escape and run to a nearby trailer. Ridgway admitted choking Guay but said she had bitten him.

Guay said she was certain Ridgway meant to kill her. "His face looked white, clammy, cold," she told police. "His hands ... he was a totally different person."



Compiled by Stacey Mulick, The News Tribune

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