Julia Moral García (53), from Burgos, had decided to move to Madrid with her husband and two daughters four years before. A devoted wife and mother, she worked part-time as a monitor on a school bus. On 11 March she took the train from Santa Eugenia station to go to the city centre. For two days after the attacks, her family did not give up hope of finding her. Finally, DNA tests confirmed that she had been amongst the victims.
11 March 2004 fell on a Thursday. Early that morning, a number of terrorists with links to Al-Qaeda planted thirteen bombs on four suburban trains covering routes running through Madrid. Ten of the bombs exploded between 7.37 and 7.39 am, when the trains were at Atocha, El Pozo and Santa Eugenia stations and alongside Calle Téllez. 191 people were killed in the attack and around 1,500 were wounded. It was the deadliest terrorist attack in Spanish history. On 3 April 2004, agents from the Special Operations Group (GEO) were about to enter an apartment in Leganés where the perpetrators of the attacks were believed to be hiding when the terrorists detonated twenty kilograms of explosives in an act of collective suicide. The ensuing blast killed one of the officers, bringing the total number of people killed by the 11 March bombers to 192.