Rachel Marie Yates
Yates, approximately 2006
Date reported missing : 06/10/2006
Missing location (approx) :
Lake Mary, Florida
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 12/15/1980 (40)
Age at the time of disappearance: 25 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6 - 5'8, 125 - 200 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A small diamond ring, possibly on her ring finger. Carrying a Curves duffel bag or backpack. Yates does not normally wear earrings or a watch.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Light brown to auburn hair, blue or brown eyes. Yates may have blonde or red highlights in her hair. She has an unspecified tattoo on her lower back and a tattoo of a butterfly on her right shoulder. Some Age at the time of disappearance: ncies spell her first name "Rachael." Yates wears a size 9 or 10 shoe.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Yates was last seen June 10, 2006 at the corner of El-Cam and Providence in the Lake Mary, Florida area. She had attended a party and then taken a car without permission.
Two male party guests who knew Yates caught up to her and convinced her to give up the car. They drove it away and left her standing on the roadside at Elkcam Boulevard and Providence Boulevard. She has never been heard from again.
Prior to her disappearance, Yates had spoken of plans to travel to Alabama with an African-American male. The identity of her proposed companion is not known and authorities are uncertain as to whether or not she did go to Alabama. She has a Florida state driver's license but did not own a vehicle at the time of her disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.
Some Age at the time of disappearance: ncies give the date of Yates's disappearance as July 26, 2006 and the place as Winter Springs, Florida. Winter Springs police are investigating her disappearance.
Other information and links : ncy
Winter Springs Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
North American Missing Persons Network
Alabama Department of Public Safety: Community Information Center
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Winter Springs Police Department
October 12, 2004. June 15, 2016; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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