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Category: Adre’anna Jackson


Adre’anna Jackson’s parents mark six years since the girl’s disappearance

Six years ago today, Adre’anna Jackson walked out of her Tillicum apartment  and headed for her fourth-grade class.

The 10-year-old didn’t know Tillicum Elementary School was closed because of the overnight snowfall. She never made it to the school.

And she was never seen alive after the morning of Dec. 2, 2005.

Adre’anna’s remains were discovered April 4, 2006, in a blackberry-choked, vacant lot less than two miles from her home.

The circumstances surrounding her death remain a mystery. (The News Tribune ran a story on the case and investigation in April. You can find it here. )


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Could suspect in 1957 abduction, slaying be tied to unsolved cases locally?

Tacoma detectives are looking into the background of a 71-year-old Seattle man arrested recently in the abduction and slaying of a young Illinois girl more than 50 years ago to see whether he could be tied to any similar types of unsolved cases in the city.

So far, nothing immediately stands out that would tie Jack Daniel McCullough to any of the city’s unsolved homicides, which include the 1986 deaths of two girls, Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.

Investigators will wait to see if DNA testing sheds new light on his possible involvement.

Among the city’s unsolved slayings

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Walk for Adre’anna Jackson

We’ve heard there is a walk/run Saturday (aka tomorrow) that’s a memorial benefit for Adre’anna Jackson, the 10-year-old Tillicum girl who went missing in December 2005 and was later found dead.

The event begins at 9 a.m. at Fort Steilacoom Park’s main facility, 8714 Elwood Dr. S.W., in Lakewood.

There will be a one mile route for youth and 5k and 10k routes for adults.

Click here for more information.


Update to Adre’anna Jackson death investigation

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

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Adre’anna’s disappearance still resonates at the TNT, in Tillicum

The case of Adre’anna Jackson made quite an impression on us here at Lights & Sirens, so much so that you’ll notice we have a category devoted to her on this blog.

Stacey, who wrote a great profile of Adre’anna, still keeps the case file on top of her desk, more than a year after the girl’s remains were found out in Woodbrook.

She was the first person I thought of when authorities announced last week that Terapon Dang Adhahn was a prime suspect in the death of Zina Linnik.

The effects of her

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Here’s a look at the Adre’anna Jackson billboard

Just got back from the press conference.

Here’s a look at the billboards for Adre’anna Jackson. It’s quite striking and the yellow will really stand out on those grey sky days.

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The event was attended by Adre’anna’s mother, Yvette Gervais, and father, John Federici. They stayed in a nearby car during the talking officials and sign unveiling part of the program.

However, afterward, Yvette briefly talked to the media. She thanked everybody for their continued to support. She described the billboard as “beautiful and eerie at

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Adre’anna billboards unveiled today

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.

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Eight months later, no new leads on Tillicum girl

Another month has passed with no new information or leads on the death of 10-year-old Adre’anna Jackson.

Eight months ago today, Adre’anna was reportedly last seen heading to Tillicum Elementary School, where she was in the fourth grade. She never made it to school that cold Dec. 2 morning. Her body was found four months later in an overgrown vacant lot across Interstate 5 from the apartment Adre’anna shared with her mother and father.

Earlier this week, Lakewood police Lt. Dave Guttu said investigators were still working on

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