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September 16, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Charge filed against dad in 1983 toddler killing in Tacoma

The Associated Press TACOMA — Prosecutors in Pierce County have filed a manslaughter charge against a 57-year-old man for killing his 3-year-old son in 1983. Prosecutors said Tuesday that a warrant has been issued for Stanley Guidroz to return to Washington to face the charge. Guidroz is currently serving time in a Louisiana prison for murdering his wife,…

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June 30, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Seattle man sentenced in oldest cold-case killing solved in Maine

The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine — A homeless Seattle man will serve 20 years in prison in connection with a 1976 Maine killing. Gary Raub was arrested in Seattle in 2012 in connection with the stabbing death of 70-year-old Blanche Kimball in her Augusta home. He initially pleaded not guilty, but changed to a guilty plea…

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June 26, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Man linked by DNA to 1980 Bellevue slaying pleads guilty

A man who was recently linked by DNA to the slaying of a 19-year-old Bellevue woman in 1980 pleaded guilty to second-degree murder this morning in King County Superior Court. Michael Halgren, 58, faces a maximum sentence of life in prison for strangling Susan Lowe in her apartment with a pair of pantyhose. Despite a reward, the case went cold until 2012, when…

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March 20, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Police: No new findings in re-examination of Cobain death

A recent re-examination of the investigation into the suicide of rock legend Kurt Cobain nearly 20 years ago uncovered undeveloped photos of the death scene but nothing that changed the findings, Seattle police say. In anticipation of the April 5 anniversary, a Seattle police cold-case detective recently took another look at the case file, according to police spokeswoman Renee…

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March 7, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Former co-worker pleads guilty in 1996 slaying of Kirkland mother

A man who was extradited from Montana last year to face charges in connection with the 1996 death of a Kirkland woman pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in King County Superior Court on Friday. Clifford E. Reed, 60, was originally charged with second-degree murder for the slaying of 28-year-old Sandi Johnson, whose skeletal remains were…

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December 27, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Puyallup police hope images from fair will solve 1992 homicide

Cold-case investigators with the Puyallup Police Department are asking the public to send in photos and videos taken at the Puyallup Fair on Sept. 17, 1992, the day 14-year-old Misty Copsey disappeared. Copsey, who is presumed dead, was last seen by a bus driver around 9:20 p.m. that night after spending the day at the fair with…

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November 1, 2013 at 9:44 AM

DNA identifies suspect in 3 Spokane 1990 killings

The Associated Press SPOKANE — Police say DNA technology has identified a suspect in the 1990 shooting deaths of three prostitutes in Spokane. Cold case detectives are recommending that prosecutors fire murder charges against 61-year-old Donna Perry who is in a federal prison in Texas in a firearms case. The Spokesman-Review reports Perry was previously known as Douglas…

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September 24, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Could 3 Lewis County homicides be Green River killer victims?

The Associated Press CENTRALIA — There are three cold case homicides in Lewis County from the 1980s and ‘90s that could be victims of the Green River serial killings. Sheriff’s Sgt. Dusty Breen told The Chronicle there’s nothing specific to link the deaths of the three women to Gary Ridgway, but they have common elements. The victims…

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September 9, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Washington killer pleads not guilty to Massachusetts slaying

The Associated Press FALL RIVER, Mass. — A man already serving a life sentence in Washington state for killing a young married couple in  2007 pleaded not guilty today to killing a Massachusetts woman 25 years ago. A shackled Daniel Tavares, 47, was held without bail after pleading not guilty in Fall River Superior Court to the 1988 slaying…

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September 4, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Killer of Graham couple faces new murder charge in Massachusetts

The Associated Press and Seattle Times archives FALL RIVER, Mass. — Prosectors say a man convicted of killing his mother and a newlywed Washington state couple has been returned to Massachusetts to face a murder charge in a 1988 slaying. The Bristol County District Attorney’s office said Wednesday that 47-year-old Daniel Tavares Jr. will be arraigned Monday…

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