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Find Missing Julia Dianne Gabriel!

Find Missing Julia Dianne Gabriel!
Find Missing Julia Dianne Gabriel!

Find Missing Julia Dianne Gabriel!
She was working as a real estate agent.
She was on her way to meet with a client.
And she was never heard from again.
This was over 35 years ago.
Where is Julia Dianne Gabriel?

Find Missing Julia Dianne Gabriel!

Find Missing Julia Dianne Gabriel! Julia Dianne Gabriel has been missing since July 18, 1983. She is missing from Statesville, North Carolina. Julia Dianne Gabriel is classified as an endangered missing person. Her year of birth is 1944. At the time of her disappearance, Gabriel was 38 years old. Her current age is 73 years old.
Julia Dianne Gabriel is a Caucasian female. She is described as 5’5″ to 5’6″ tall at the time of her disappearance. She is described as 120 to 150 pounds at the time of her disappearance. HEr hair is described as sandy light brown and her eyes are blue.

Gabriel goes by her middle name, Dianne. When she was last seen, Gabriel was wearing a plain gold ring with ringlets. IT’s unknown what clothes she was wearing when she was last seen.

Find Missing Julia Dianne Gabriel!

Julia Dianne Gabriel was last seen in Statesville, North Carolina on July 18, 1983. She worked as a real estate agent and was en route to meet a prospective client to appraise a property at Lake Norman. It was located north of Charlotte, North Carolina. She has never been heard from again.

Two days later, her pale green 1981 Buick Skylark was found abandoned in a restaurant parking lot. The passenger side window was shattered and there was no sign of Gabriel at the scene.

Seven months later, in February 1984, Gabriel’s ripped blue pants, red shoes, pocketbook and car keys were found. They were located in the woods not far from where her car had been.

In March 1985, Johnny Joseph Head was convicted of second-degree murder in Gabriel’s case. This was only the second time in North Carolina history that a defendant was convicted of murder without the victim’s body being located.

Authorities believe Head lured Gabriel to his home at Lake Norman. Then he bound her hands and feet with duct tape and strangled her. Circumstantial evidence and some physical evidence, namely fiber evidence, was used to obtain the conviction.

Head maintains his innocence in Gabriel’s case. He was released from prison in 2001, after serving 16 years of a 50-year sentence.

Authorities still hope to recover Gabriel’s remains. Foul play is suspected in her case due to the circumstances involved.

NOTE: Some of the information under “Circumstances” cannot be verified with any third-party sources. Original sources seem to have been deleted or archived so they cannot be easily accessed.

Find Missing Julia Dianne Gabriel!

Julia Dianne Gabriel has been missing for over 35 years ago. Authorities believe that they know what happened to her. I find it an outrage that the suspect in her case served only 16 years in prison for her presumed murder. And he is now a free man. Meanwhile, Gabriel’s loved ones are not emotionally free. The person who was probably responsible for what happened to their missing loved one gets to now live and enjoy his life. He is claiming to be innocent. Someone (s) knows something.

Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Julia Dianne Gabriel? Do you have any information concerning Johnny Joseph Head? Do you have any information concerning any other person (s) who may be involved in her disappearance? If you have any information, please contact the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office at: (704) 878-3180.
You may call 9-1-1 or your local police.

NamUs Number: MP5178

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The above information is found on Julia Dianne Gabriel’s Charley Project Page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.
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