Tyria Moore is best known for her relationship with serial killer Aileen Wuornos. Moore gained notoriety after Wuornos was arrested and accused of the murders of eight men in Florida. As a young adult, Moore travelled to Daytona Beach, where she met Wuornos at a bar called the Zodiac. The two apparently fell in love quickly. Tyria Moore soon found out that Wuornos was a prostitute; later, she also found out that Wuornos had been killing men.
Moore and Wuornos lived nomadic lives, mostly moving around seedy motels. It has been claimed that Moore lived happily as a homemaker while Wuornos brought cash from her job as a prostitute. After Wuornos killed a policeman (allegedly before she knew the man was a police officer), Wuornos went on the run. Moore had returned to Ohio to visit her family. Shortly after, Wuornos was arrested by the Florida police. Moore was tracked down to her sister's home in Pennsylvania. Told that she could face jail by the police if she did not cooperate in the investigation, Moore helped the police with the investigation, leading to Wuornos's conviction.
Due to Moore's choosing to remain out of the public eye, many have assumed and stated that she and Wuornos were never in communication after Wuornos's arrest. This was not the case. They seemingly wrote one another frequently and it appears Aileen was still doing what she could to take care of Tyria even after she was sent to prison.
One page (front and back) letter dated 3-19-1993. Letter is signed, "Love ya, Tyria". Original mailing envelope included.