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Adre’anna billboards unveiled today

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on March 26, 2007 at 9:00 am with No Comments »
March 26, 2007 9:00 am

Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers, Lakewood police and Clear Channel will unveil a new media campaign to help solve the death of 10-year-old Adre’anna Jackson.

The new campaign is in the form of five billboards that will advertise Adre’anna’s photograph and the $60,000 reward for information in her mysterious death.

Adre’anna (pictured below) was reportedly last seen on the snowy morning of Dec. 2, 2005, as she headed to Tillicum Elementary School to see if there were classes. She never made it the short distance from her family’s apartment to the school, where she was a fourth grader.


Two boys found her remains April 4, 2006, in a blackberry-choked, vacant lot about two miles from her apartment. The how and why she died remain unknown but all those involved are treating her death as a homicide.

The feds, anonymous donors and Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers have offered up to $60,000 for information leading to answers in Adre’anna’s death. So far, no one has come forward with the key to unlocking the mystery.

Officials hope the billboards (made possible with $56,000 in contributions from Clear Channel) will help keep the case out in the public’s eye and generate new tips.

From today through April 30, five billboards will feature Adre’anna’s case. The billboards are located at:

- Union Avenue and Center Street in Tacoma.

- Steele Street and 112th Street South on the border of Lakewood and Parkland.

- South 74th Street and South Tacoma Way in Tacoma.

- Meridian South and 120th Street East on South Hill.

- Union Avenue and Orchard Street Southwest in Tillicum.

There will be a press event today at 1:30 p.m.

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