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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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February 8, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Suspect in slaying of Kirkland woman in 1996 extradited from Montana

Clifford E. Reed, who was recently charged with killing a Kirkland woman in 1996, has been extradited from Montana and booked into the King County Jail,  according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Reed, 59, was arrested in December at his home in Victor, Mont. and charged with second-degree murder in connection with the slaying of Sandi Johnson, 28, who…


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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…


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January 18, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Montana man suspected in 1996 slaying of Kirkland woman to be extradited

A western Montana man is no longer fighting his extradition to Washington state, where he faces a murder charge in the 1996 death of a female co-worker. The Ravalli Republic reports defense attorney Ronald Piper told District Judge James Haynes that 59-year-old Clifford Everell Reed of Victor would end…


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