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January 16, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Police serve warrants in last week’s slaying of Kirkland mother

Kirkland police served two separate warrants today in connection with the slaying of a 28-year-old Kirkland woman in her childhood home last week.

Police said the warrants were served to locate additional evidence and several people were detained, although no arrests were made for the homicide. They were served in  the 1400 block of 153rd Avenue Northeast in Bellevue and the 2300 block of South Forest Street in Seattle.

The victim, Amy Rene Hargrove, was found dead Jan. 6 in the Juanita home she shared with her mother.

The mother of four had twice sought protection orders against an ex-boyfriend, saying in court documents that if she ever turned up dead, police should know where to look.
Despite that, police did not arrest the man immediately, saying they were waiting for evidence from the Washington State Patrol crime lab to be processed and that they had to follow all possible leads and eliminate all other potential suspects.

“We have to take time to do it right the first time and make sure the person we are looking at is the right one,” Kirkland Police Department spokesman Lt. Mike Murray said earlier this week.

Hargrove, who also went by the name Amy Gang, was a mother of four who said in her request for a protection order that the father of her third child had repeatedly threatened her life.

“A piece of paper isn’t going to save my life when he finally gets me, but at least you will know who killed me,” wrote Hargrove in a 2012 King County Superior Court petition to restrain her 27-year-old ex-boyfriend from contacting her.

According to court documents, the ex-boyfriend has a criminal record that includes drug crimes and multiple domestic-violence-assault charges, including one that was filed when he was a juvenile and another in 2009. The latter one was filed after he punched his then-girlfriend in the face eight times with a closed fist because she wanted to go home, according to court documents.

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