One name that can not be forgotten is Aileen Wuornos, the fierce female serial killer, arguably one of the most notorious serial killers in recent times. But even as brutal as Aileen was, she had a soft spot for Tyria Moore. No matter how hardhearted they are, every person usually has someone they consider untouchable and who they love. For Wuornos, it was Tyria Moore, the woman she fell in love with when she was 30 years old. Wuornos is dead now, but where is Tyria Moore today? What is she up to? We will reveal details about her as you read on.
No other serial killer has received as much publicity as Aileen Wuornos, a woman who went on a killing spree between 1989 and 1990. Her story has been adapted into several movies, music artists sing about her, her memory cannot be abolished. One of such movies is the biological crime drama Monster, directed by Patty Jenkins. Recall that Jenkins is an award-winning director with her work in Wonder Woman among one of the many works that made a name for her. In Monster, the role of Aileen Wuornos was “snatched” by Charlize Theron, winning her several awards, including the Academy and Golden Globe awards.
Who is Tyria Moore?
There isn’t too much information about the childhood of Tyria Moore. But, she was 24 years old when she met Aileen Wuornos, who was six years older than her. They met at a Zodiac bar in Daytona. Moore had just moved from Cadiz, Ohio, after embracing her lesbianism. Then, she met Aileen Wuornos, and she fell helplessly in love with her. But, unknown to her, she was in love with a serial killer. The duo would continue to nurture their relationship, with Wuornos along the line confessing her crimes to Tyria. She narrated how she got enormous amounts of abuse when she was younger and had to resort to crimes to survive.
When Moore discovered that Wuornos was a prostitute, she tried to dissuade her all to no avail. They still carried on with the relationship, with Aileen later confessing that she loved Moore so much. However, their relationship hit a snag when Aileen confessed to Tyria that she had killed a man. Aileen explained to Moore that the man attempted to rape her, so she had to defend herself and kill him. Poor Tyria believed her. But, the killings wouldn’t stop. It was at this point, Tyria knew her lover was not only a hothead, but she was also a serial killer, and she enjoyed killing.
The Killing Spree of Aileen Wuornos
While one of these men really attempted to rape her, Wuornos killed others for pleasure or perhaps because of her hatred for men. After murdering convicted rapist Richard Mallory on November 30, 1989, Aileen started a killing spree. Police would later discover that Wuornos shot David Spears six times in May 1990, leaving him naked in the woods. As if that was not enough, Aileen trapped rodeo worker Charles Carskadden and shot him nine times. She dumped his body too.
The following month, Aileen Wuornos attacked Peter Siems, a 65-year-old in his Pontiac Sunbird. She killed him too and stole his car. Aileen later killed Troy Burress, Charles Humphrey, U.S Air Force Major, and Walter Antonio, a truck driver. In total, Aileen Wuornos killed seven men. With all of these associated with her girlfriend, Tyria Moore decided to leave the town she was with her. Still, want to find out where is Tyria Moore today? Read on.
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Tyria Moore Testified Against Aileen Wuornos
After Moore discovered that she and Aileen were tagged Wanted by police, she fled to live with her sister in another city. Finally, police arrested Wuornos on January 9, 1991, at the Last Resort biker bar in Volusia County, Florida. A day after arresting Wuornos, the police summoned Moore. They offered her immunity in exchange for her cooperation.
Moore was wired and compelled to call Aileen Wuornos in jail to admit to her crimes. Wuornos eventually did admit to her crimes after she asked Moore if she was being recorded, to which Moore said no. Wuornos said: “I’m not gonna let you go to jail,” Aileen told Tyria over the phone. “Listen, if I have to confess, I will.”
Wuornos’ trial began in 1992 with Tyria Moore as the star witness. On the fourth day of trial, Tyria Moore testified against Aileen Wuornos for 75 minutes. It would be the second and final time they both saw each other. Ten years later, the judge sentenced Aileen Wuornos to death by electric chair.
Where is Tyria Moore Today?
After her last encounter with Aileen Wuornos, Moore has not been seen in public spaces. She currently lives as a private citizen in Pennsylvania, United States of America. After living with a hothead for almost five years and developing a genuine love interest for her, it must be hard to live alone. Moreso, when you played a massive role in the incarceration and ultimate execution of someone you used to love.
We have explained where Tyria Moore is today. The woman in her fifties now has become a recluse and would prefer to live a private life.