Juliana Redding, a young model and aspiring actress grew up in Tucson, Arizona, where she attended Catholic school, participated in the drama club and played varsity golf. In 2005, Juliana moved to the Los Angeles area to pursue a modeling and acting career.
At 18, Juliana landed a small part in the comedy Kathy T. In 2007 she received a lot of attention when she appeared in the men's magazine, Maxim.
She lived in a small apartment in Santa Monica, loved her little dog, worked part time at a local bistro and was taking classes at Santa Monica College. She was close to her family and spoke to them on a daily basis. Juliana was good friends with many of her coworkers at the restaurant. The restaurant was a place where many of her friends came to meet, have a meal and hang out.
She was stunningly beautiful; talented. She had opportunities and a full life ahead of her. Tragically, Juliana was found beaten and strangled to death in her apartment on March 16, 2008.
Juliana Redding, taken hours before her death.
Photo credit: Friend Kelly Duncan
Juliana's murder went unsolved for over two years until Kelly Soo Park (an associate of Juliana's former boyfriend, Munir Uwaydah), was arrested for her murder. Uwaydah had bragged to Juliana's father, Greg Redding that he had a "female James Bond" in his employ. Kelly Soo Park's fingerprint and a drop of her blood was found on a dinner plate in Redding's kitchen sink. Park's DNA was found around Juliana's neck, on the t-shirt she was wearing, her cell phone and on the kitchen stove.
Park went on trial in May 2013 and was found not guilty of Redding's murder on June 4, 2013.
A happy moment at Juliana's 21'st birthday party.
L-R: Ashley, Juliana, Jessica
T&T full case coverage
Julianna Redding Bio at In.com
Photos of Juliana & her mother, Patricia Redding
Former DDA Alan Jackson comments on the case