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More Pierce County unsolved homicides, missing persons cases featured on website

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on March 1, 2012 at 9:00 am with 6 Comments »
March 1, 2012 12:16 pm

Thirty six unsolved homicides and suspicious missing persons cases have been added to the Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers website.

The crimes occurred in the City of Tacoma, unincorporated Pierce County and elsewhere in the county between 1995 and 1999.

They are the latest open investigations to be featured on Crime Stoppers’ website. The non-profit organization has been slowly adding information about the county’s unsolved homicides since last year. Cases from 1995 to present are now featured on the site. Eventually, unsolved slayings dating back to 1960 will be put up on the website.

“They are still open and actively being worked,” said Lauren Wallin, program coordinator for Crime Stoppers. “We would love people to come forward.”

The last cases include several high-profile slayings and missing persons investigations. Among the unsolved cases:

* A pregnant Linda Tran and her two children, who were killed and their Salishan home   set on fire Dec. 18, 1998. Witnesses reported seeing a man with a baseball bat order Tran’s son and daughter into the house minutes before it exploded.

* Bryce Cheney, a 19-year-old News Tribune deliveryman who was fatally stabbed outside his East Side home June 8, 1998. Cheney and his father had just returned from Bryce’s paper route.

* Teekah Lewis, the 2 1/2-year-old Tacoma girl who vanished from a bowling alley Jan. 23, 1999, as her family knocked down pins nearby. She’s not been seen since.

* Graig and Anita Anderson, a Puyallup couple who were found shot to death inside their home May 17, 1995. Graig was 62; Anita was 60. There were no signs of forced entry and nothing was missing from their home.

* Susan Klungness and her 14-year-old son, Jeffrey. Susan’s body was found March 2, 1996, inside her home in Bonney Lake. Her son, Jeffrey, was missing. He’s not been seen since. Cash, a gold watch and Susan’s maroon Toyota Camry station wagon also were missing from the home. The car was later found abandoned at an Auburn convenience store.

* Lenoria Jones, the 3-year-old girl who was reported missing July 20, 1995. Her aunt initially said Lenoria disappeared at the Tacoma Target store. When store security cameras showed Lenoria had never been in the store, the aunt gave detectives varying accounts of the girl’s whereabouts. She reported Lenoria had either been kidnapped or wandered away from the aunt’s home in the 1900 block of South Sheridan Avenue. Investigators believe the girl was kidnapped or the victim of foul play.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information that leads to arrests and charges filed in the cases. Tipsters remain anonymous. Reach Crime Stoppers at 253-591-5959.

Leave a comment Comments → 6
  1. we got some crazy cats in the tac. stop killin people damn let a brother and sister live

  2. Pecksbadboy says:

    Sorry they are busy with parades for fire fighters, state troopers and park security.

  3. pungentsound says:

    About 2/3rds. of the murdered people are shown as mug shots. What you reap is what you sew evidently these people had walked down the wrong road in life.

  4. serendipity says:

    Would someone please pay me to leave this awful place? What awful stories!

  5. goodtimin2 says:

    Reply to Pecksbadboy: So what have you done to serve your fellow man?
    Either recently or since you crawled out from under the rock.

  6. ReadNLearn says:

    Oddly, many of the people depicted in the unsolved homicides as the victims appear to be in mugshots. I wonder if there’s a more than slight corrolation between living a criminal life and raising one’s chances of becoming a victim of, well, crime.

    Tragic about the innocent people…and was someone getting away with whacking bad girls? They’re about the same age too.

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