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December 10, 2013 at 9:33 AM

Missing Kennewick girl may be in Mexico

The Associated Press KENNEWICK — Kennewick police believe a missing 14-year-old girl or the 19-year-old man suspected of abducting her have tried to contact friends since an Amber alert was issued last week. Sgt. Ken Lattin told the Tri-City Herald someone in the Tri-Cities knows something and police just want to make sure the girl is safe. Police…


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October 24, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Police have not confirmed reported abduction in West Seattle

Seattle police have not been able to confirm a report of a possible child abduction this afternoon in the Gatewood area of West Seattle. Police say they have not found anything that leads them to believe there was an abduction, but are continuing to investigate as a precaution. Police say a young girl between the ages of 6 and…


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October 8, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Coroner: Kidnapping suspect DiMaggio had 6 gunshot wounds

The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho coroner says kidnapping suspect James Lee DiMaggio died after being hit by six gunshots fired by FBI agents during a rescue in the wilderness this summer. Valley County Coroner Nathan Hess confirmed Tuesday that the multiple gunshot wounds to DiMaggio’s head, chest and extremities were the cause of…


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September 23, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Police find more clues in weekend abduction of Everett 5-year-old

Everett police detectives investigating the abduction of a 5-year-old girl from her bedroom early Saturday believe the man who snatched her then dropped her off about a mile from her apartment headed south on the Interurban Trail, cut through a wooded area and walked west into a neighborhood in the 10900 block of 10th Drive Southeast,…


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August 8, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Troopers investigate unconfirmed sightings of Calif. kidnapping suspect

The Washington State Patrol has responded to several unconfirmed sightings of a blue Nissan Versa linked to the abduction of a 16-year-old Southern California girl. A California Amber Alert has been expanded to Oregon and Washington as police continue to search for James Lee DiMaggio, 40, who is suspected of kidnapping Hannah Anderson and wanted in…


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June 3, 2013 at 12:13 PM

White Center mother called ‘hero’ for fighting off kidnap attempt

Authorities are calling a White Center woman a hero after she fought off a masked man who tried to abduct her 3-year-old son yesterday. The woman and her son were outside the home in the 10400 block of Third Avenue Southwest just before 6 p.m. when she felt someone brush by her, according to King County sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West….


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April 19, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Life sentence for sex offender who menaced U District women with knife

A convicted rapist who broke into a University District house last year and threatened six young women with a knife, undressing one of the victims, was sentenced this afternoon to life in prison without the possibility of parole. A King County jury found Robert Douglas Hitt, 34, guilty last month of nine felony charges, including six counts of…


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March 13, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Sex offender convicted of U District home invasion, kidnapping

A convicted sex offender who broke into a University District house and threatened six young women with a knife a year ago was found guilty today of nine criminal charges, including kidnapping and burglary. Robert Douglas Hitt, 34, a Level II sex offender, had been released from prison two months before the home invasion after serving 10 years for first-degree…


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January 16, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Charges dismissed against Federal Way man in attempted human-trafficking case

King County prosecutors dismissed three felony charges against a 28-year-old Federal Way man on Tuesday after concluding that more investigation is needed to determine whether he was involved in the kidnapping and attempted human-trafficking of a now 23-year-old Seattle woman. Randy Stevens was originally charged as a co-defendant with Tariq Shabazz, a fugitive believed to…


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