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Update to Adre’anna Jackson death investigation

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Feb. 4, 2008 at 5:00 pm with No Comments »
February 4, 2008 5:00 pm

Lakewood police have received back results of carpet samples taken from a house where an accused child killer once worked but are no closer to solving the mysterious death of Adre’anna Jackson.

"The Lakewood Police Department is not going to comment on those results," Lakewood police Lt. Dave Guttu said Monday. "We don’t want to do anything that would compromise the investigation."

Investigators collected the carpet samples from a rental home on East 88th Street in late July after Terapon Dang Adhahn, 43, was charged with the kidnapping, rape and murder of 12-year-old Zina Linnik, who disappeared from outside her Tacoma home on the night of July 4.

Investigators took apart an elaborate Asian-style garden in the backyard of the house Adhahn shared with his sister. They drained a pond, removed a layer of topsoil and pulled carpet samples from the ground.

The samples were sent to an FBI lab for testing in connection with the death of Adre’anna, the 10-year-old Tillicum girl who disappeared on her way to school in December 2005. Her body was found four months later in a vacant lot.

In the weeks after Adhahn’s arrest in Zina’s death, local police agencies looked at Adhahn in connection with similar cases, including Adre’anna’s.

Lakewood police received the FBI lab results last week, Guttu said, but declined to elaborate.

Adhahn remains a "person of interest" in Adre’anna’s death. The investigation was continuing.

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