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Category: Cold case

Jan.
22nd

Vigil will mark 10-year anniversary of Teekah Lewis’ disappearance


Ten years ago, little Teekah Lewis vanished from a Tacoma bowling alley.


The 2 1/2-year-old girl was last seen playing near a coin-operated racing game as her family bowled nearby at New Frontier Lanes the night of Jan. 23, 1999.


Then she vanished. Teekah has not been seen or heard from since. Police investigators suspect a stranger might have snatched Teekah but have never had a suspect description to release.


Her mother says 10 years is long enough.


“My daughter has been missing for almost 10

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Dec.
2nd

Lakewood PD still looking for information on cold case

Jackson


On the third anniversary of her disappearance, Lakewood Police are still looking for information about what happened to Adre’anna Jackson.


Jackson, who was 10 at the time, was last seen walking from her family’s apartment on Portland Ave. SW to Tillicum Elementary on the morning of Dec. 2, 2005. Her remains were found on April 4 2006 in a vacant lot at the 7500 block of 146th Street SW in the Woodbrook area of Lakewood. Police suspect foul play and are looking for any information.


Tacoma/Pierce County Crime Stoppers are

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Aug.
13th

DNA leads to murder charge in 1980 cold case

King County prosecutors announced today that they have filed a second-degree murder charge against a man in a 1980 Des Moines homicide case.


James Maynard Blair, 54, was linked to the unsolved crime by DNA. He is currently in prison on another charge and was scheduled for release in November — instead he will be arraigned at the regional justice center in Kent on Aug. 26.


According to charging documents:


Authorities did a welfare check on Kirk Parker on Feb. 27, 1980. He was founded dead in his trailer. He had been strangled and beaten. Cigarette butts,

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May
1st

Lacey Police hope to crack 15-year-old case

The Lacey Police Department’s investigation into the disappearance of Connie Vannausdle continues as the 15 year anniversary of when she was last seen by her husband and two young children approaches. And now, new forensic technology may be the key to resolving the case. Connie Vannausdle, who was 31 years old at the time of her disappearance on April 25, 1993, left behind a four year old boy and a two year old girl and she may have been pregnant with her third child. Connie’s family has described this young mother as completely devoted to her children and they

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Jan.
23rd

Cold case: Teekah Lewis, still missing after 9 years

Today marks the ninth anniversary of the disappearance of little Teekah Lewis.


The 2 1/2-year-old Tacoma girl was last seen about 10:15 p.m. Jan. 23, 1999, at New Frontier Lanes bowling alley on South Center Street.


Tacoma police believe she was abducted by a stranger. They found no trace of Teekah and have no suspects in the case.


Detectives Lindsey Wade and Brad Graham are taking a fresh look at the case in hopes of bringing the little girl home. They’re releasing new pictures of Teekah and home video of the youngster at a Christmas

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Jan.
11th

25 years after Wallace disappeared


It’s been 25 years since Wallace Guidroz was last seen alive in Point Defiance Park.


The 2 1/2-year-old Fife boy (left) disappeared from the park Jan. 10, 1983, after an outing with his father.


A Tacoma police detective has picked up the cold case and is hoping to solve the mystery.


Read my story in today’s paper to learn more about the case.

Nov.
22nd

Nearly 5 years since Thanksgiving night double homicide


This time of year always reminds me of the tragic killings of Jeremy Britt Bayinthavog (left) and Kimberly Riley (right).


The two were enjoying a Thanksgiving gathering the night of Nov. 28, 2002, when a lone gunman walked up to a house in the 1000 block of South 75th Street in Tacoma and opened fire about 10 p.m.


Five-year-old Jeremy and Kimberly, a 19-year-old Hawaii native who had started at the University of Washington two months earlier, were killed. Two others – a

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