Virginia Lynne Beach

Above: Beach, circa 2000


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 17, 2000 from Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 37 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'11 - 5'1, 90 - 105 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, green eyes. Beach has a mole on the left side of her chin, and a mole on her upper chest/neck area.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Beach was last seen in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina on October 17, 2000. She was a prostitute, and disappeared at the same time as four other prostitutes from the same area. Three of the other missing people were found murdered and dumped in remote areas in Wilmington and out of state. Authorities believe they were victims of the serial killer John Wayne Boyer, a long-distance truck driver who targeted prostitutes throughout the southeastern United States. A photo of Boyer is posted below this case summary. In 2003, he was convicted of killing a Wilmington woman. He was later convicted of murdering a Tennessee woman, and admitted to dumping victims' remains off Interstate 20 in South Carolina. Investigators think he could have been murdering women since as early as 1989.

    Beach has never been located, and Boyer has not been charged in her disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.

    Above: John Wayne Boyer


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Wilmington Police Department


    Source Information
    The Wilmington Star News
    The Long Haul Territory Killer
    The Augusta Chronicle


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 2, 2017; casefile added.

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