January 31, 2013 at 7:08 PM
Bellevue PD: Photo may show key witnesses in 1980 slaying
The Bellevue Police Department is searching for witnesses to the 1980 slaying of Susan Lowe. Detectives recently linked the slaying to a convicted sex offender, Michael Allen Halgren, who has been charged in the crime, but not convicted of it.
Detectives believe some witnesses might be in this photo of a bowling team that was called “Who Cares,” according to a department release. The team played at Sun Villa Lanes in the Eastgate area of Bellevue during 1979 and 1980. Team members should contact Detective Jerry Johnson at 425-452-2754.
The department said in a release it knows it isn’t the clearest picture, but a “detective thought we would give it a try.”
As our story about the charge filed against Halgren earlier this month says, 19-year-old Lowe was killed in her apartment near Bellevue College April 23, 1980. Her roommate found her naked and strangled with a pair of pantyhose on her bed the following morning. Neighbors told investigators they may have heard some banging and a muffled scream from her apartment the night she died.
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