Name: Timothy Douglas Moreau
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: January 22, 1990
Location Last Seen: Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon
Date of Birth: circa 1969
Age: 21 years old
Weight: 160 - 170 lbs.
Hair Color: Red/Auburn
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Possible scar on abdomen
Fingerprints: Not Available
Additional Personal Items: Frequently wore a smiley face pin
Tim Moreau was last seen on January 23, 1990 in Portland, OR. That night he was summoned to his employer, Larry Hurwitz's office. Moreau, a former Reed College student did publicity for Hurwitz's club, the Starry Night.
Four days later, friends of Moreau reported him missing. When police searched Moreauís apartment they found checkbooks, credit cards and cash. Police later found Moreauís car parked at the airport, but Moreau could not be proved to have taken any flight. Tim Moreau was never seen again.
A year after Moreauís disappearance, the case was considered to be homicide. Moreauís parents became very active in trying to find their son, spending thousands of dollars on private investigators and reward offers, but still no trace of Moreau could be found.
Timothy Moreau came to Portland in August 1986 to attend Reed College. Moreau had grown up in New Orleans, LA, where he was an Eagle Scout with one younger brother. In December, 1988 Moreau quit school to pursue a career in music promotion. With a friend, Moreau started Riddlers, a recorded music dance club that met twice weekly at the Red Sea Restaurant.
In March, 1989 Moreau was hired at Starry Night to help with promotion, among other things. Moreau was excited about his job at Starry Night and he looked up to his employer, Larry Hurwitz as a role model.
Larry Hurwitz pleaded no contest in August 2000 to charges he killed Moreau in 1990 to cover up a counterfeit ticket scam at his Old Town concert hall, the Starry Night. Moreau knew what his boss was doing and was killed "to prevent exposure of Hurwitz and Starry Night's counterfeit ticket scheme. Hurwitz was sentenced to a little more than 12 years in prison for murdering Tim Moreau. As part of a negotiated plea agreement, Hurwitz promised that in exchange for a reduced sentence, he would try to lead authorities to Moreau's body, buried somewhere in Skamania County on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. Hurwitz failed to find the remains.
Another employee of Hurwitz, John Stanley, a security guard at Starry Night, disappeared in 1983.
Agency Name: Portland Police Bureau
Agency Contact Person: Detective Lori Fonken
Agency Phone Number: 503-823-0446
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: #90-8368
NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 21377
Added: 5/8/08; Last Updated: 12/11/17
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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.