The disappearance and murder of the 12-year-old Tacoma girl received more votes – 52– than all the other nominees combined in the Lights & Sirens’ inaugural Top Crime Story of the Year survey.
In all, 96 L&S readers cast votes in the survey.
The November deaths of Brian and Beverly Mauck of Graham received the second-most votes, with 21.
Also receiving votes:
The Foss High School shooting (3), Semaj Booker (4), Craigslist vandalism (5), cellphone stalking (3), Jennifer Rice (2), pitbull attack (2) and Weldon Marc Gilbert (4).
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