She was living in a motel with criminal activity and a history of drug sales
I read the very small article in The Seattle Times about the woman who was found dead Wednesday [“Police investigate death of woman in North Seattle motel,” Online, Dec. 5].
My neighbors, friends and I thought it was particularly interesting that she was living there as “part of a contract she had with a substance-abuse rehabilitation clinic.” If that’s true, the clinic folks should have their heads examined, and maybe their license revoked.
Staying there would not help anyone who wants to improve his or her drug issues. That motel and its neighboring motels are known trouble spots in regards to a variety of criminal activity, especially drug sales and use. It would be similar to forcing someone with a gambling addiction to stay at a casino hotel.
That Aurora Avenue motel wasn’t just a poor choice, it was one of the last places that woman should have been staying at. What was the clinic thinking? It boggles the mind.
— Pete Rogerson, Seattle