Victims of Robert Lee Yates

on March 15, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by

Robert Lee Yates was charged for murdering fifteen people, but is suspected of murdering over eighteen people. We currently have information on all of his known victims and seven of his suspected victims.

Patrick Oliver 

Patrick, age 21, was murdered on July 13, 1975. He was shot to death while in the company of  Susan Savage. His remains were found on July 14, 1975.

Susan Savage

 Susan, age 22, was murdered on July 13, 1975. She was shot to death while in the company of Patrick Oliver. Her remains were found on July 14, 1975.

Stacy E. Hawn

Stacy, age 23, was murdered on December 28, 1988, in Washington. She had been shot once in the head.

Yolanda Sapp

Yolanda, age 26, was discovered murdered on February 22, 1990. Yates is suspected, but not convicted for this murder.

Nickie Lowe

Nickie, age 34, was discovered murdered on March 25, 1990. Yates is suspected, but not convicted for this murder.

Kathy Brisbois

Kathy, age 38, was found murdered on May 15, 1990. Yates is suspected, but not convicted for this murder.

Sherry Palmer

Sherry, age 19, was found murdered on May 12, 1992. She had been shot to death. Yates is suspected, but not convicted for this murder.

Tarayon Corbitts

Tarayon, age 17, was murdered on August 9, 1996. He had been shot to death. Yates is suspected, but not convicted for this murder.

Patricia Barnes 

Patricia, age 60, was murdered on August 25, 1996.

Shannon Zielinski

Shannon, age 39, was murdered on June 14, 1996. She had been shot in the head.

Heather Hernandez

Heather, age 20, was murdered on August 26, 1997. She had been shot to death.

Jennifer Joseph

Jennifer, age 16, was murdered on August 26, 1997. She had been shot to death.

Darla Scott

Darla, age 28, was murdered on November 5, 1997. She had been shot to death.

Melinda Mercer

Melinda, age 34, was murdered on December 7, 1997. She had been shot to death.

Shawn Johnson

Shawn, age 36, was murdered on December 18, 1997. She had been shot to death.

Laurie Wason

Laurie, age 31, was murdered on December 18, 1997. She had been shot to death.

Sunny Oster

Sunny, age 41, was murdered on February 8, 1998. She had been shot to death.

Linda Maybin

Linda, age 34, was murdered on April 1, 1998. She had been shot to death.

Melody Murfin

Melody, age 34, was murdered on May 12, 1998. Her remains were found on October 16, 2000. She had been shot to death.

Michelyn Derning 

Michelyn, age 47, was murdered on July 7, 1998. She had been shot to death.

Connie LaFontaine Ellis

Connie was murdered on October 13, 1998. She had been shot to death.

One Comment

  • Isabella says:

    I’m glad that Robert Yate did not harm or kill his wife and kids . I hope his children can somehow forgive their dad though I don’t know how that will happen. Looking up Yates long ago also brought up the pictures of Gary Ridgeway which was a person who talked to me at Harberview Hospital in Seattle one night. Being in Spokane people had a fear of who Yates was when I didn’t give it any thought that I was talking to The Green River Killer in Seattle without panic or knowing about it at the time. People should know that though Washington State seems to “breed” serial killers such as Bundy, Yates, Ridgeway, and so many more, we’re not at top of the list for that. I know being a Traditional Roman Catholic that I should keep people like Yates in my prayers for forgiveness for what he’s done I can find the proper words to say. Perhaps because I don’t fall in catagory of the women he killed or because of the fact of the number of women he killed. I’d like thank St. Luke’s Hispital for being a hospital at the time so the witness that identified Yates was there. Also I’d like to thank the witness for being brave and coming forward.

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