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August 31, 2013 at 12:05 PM
GRANITE FALLS — A reward raised by family and friends of two women gunned down while hiking six years ago in Granite Falls is about to expire.
KOMO-TV reports the case still has no suspects in the deaths of Mary Cooper and her daughter Susanna Stodden. They died while hiking on Mt. Pilchuck.
The husband and father of the victims raised the $20,000 reward for information.
One requirement for setting up any reward is creating an expiration date, sometimes used as a tactic to pressure people into talking.
David Stodden says he always assumed the crime would be solved at some point and he hasn’t given up. But the $20,000 will be given to the Washington Trails Association and the Seattle Public Library. He has no plans to raise more money.
Investigators say they’re still actively working the case.
January 2, 2013 at 7:10 AM
The Associated Press
LONG BEACH — PETA is offering $5,000 for help in catching whoever drove into a flock of shore birds on the beach in southwest Washington and killed 92 of them.
KING-TV reports the dead Sandpiper-type shorebirds called “Dunlin” were found Thursday north of the Cranberry beach approach on Long Beach.
Wildlife Center of the North Coast said the trauma the birds suffered is consistent with a collision with a motor vehicle.
Seabirds and shorebirds are protected under state law. It is illegal to harm or kill them.
Fish and Wildlife Police say a vehicle has to be travelling considerably faster than the posted 25 mph speed in order to hit these types of birds. Dunlins are able to reach speeds of 110 mph.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PETA at 757-622-7382 or Sgt. Dan Chadwick of the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife at 360-581-3337.
August 2, 2012 at 4:39 PM
The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of a male suspect tied to at least seven bank robberies in Bothell, Monroe and Woodinville. Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward of up to $6,000.
The robberies took place between Jan. 30 and July 30 of this year. The suspect wore a black full-face ski mask, gloves, a dark baseball cap or hoodie, and dark long-sleeved sweatshirt, according to an FBI release. The man, who has been armed with a handgun or knife during the robberies, usually leaves riding a bicycle.
He’s also described as being in his mid-20s to early 30s, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-10, 140-180 pounds with a thin to medium build.
In Bothell, he robbed a Key Bank on Jan. 30 and on July 5 as well as a U.S. Bank on July 23. In Woodinville, he robbed a Key Bank on May 2, a Union Bank on June 26, and a Bank of America on July 6. He also robbed a Washington Federal in Monroe on July 30.
Those with information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or the law-enforcement agencies investigating the robberies: the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311, the Bothell Police Department at 425-486-1254, the Monroe Police Department at 360-794-6300. The FBI recommends an anonymous tip line as well at 360-863-6300.
July 5, 2012 at 7:52 PM
Detectives with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department are asking the public’s help in finding Scott Mitsuo Kagawa.
The body of Kagawa’s wife, Rita Kagawa, was found June 26 near Yelm, Thurston, County, and authorities believe her husband is responsible for her death. A first-degree murder warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Kagawa, 49, is described as 5-foot-7, 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Authorities warn that he may be suicidal or trying to flee the area.
CrimeStoppers of Tacoma/Pierce County is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that brings about Kigawa’s arrest and charges against him. If you have information about Kigawa’s whereabouts, you are asked to call 253-591-5959. Callers may remain anonymous.
June 8, 2012 at 10:32 AM
The Associated Press
WENATCHEE — A man who wrote a letter pointing to Christopher Scott Wilson as the suspect in a Wenatchee slaying is claiming a reward of up to $38,000.
Theo A Keyes wrote a letter to police telling them that Wilson had once begun choking another girl. That led officers to take a DNA sample that linked him to the death of Mackenzie Cowell, a beauty school classmate. The body of the 17-year-old was found along the Columbia River in February 2010 near Crescent Bar. She had been struck in the head, strangled and stabbed to death.
Wilson pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a plea deal and was sentenced May 23 to 14 years in prison.
The Wenatchee World reports the 32-year-old Keyes has already received a $2,000 reward from Cowell’s mother.
April 26, 2012 at 1:38 PM
The Associated Press
The family of a Kent woman who was found dead last month floating in Puget Sound is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of her killer.
KING reports anyone with information can call Seattle police or Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound.
The body of 51-year-old Greggette Renee Guy was found March 12 about 30 feet off West Seattle. She had driven to the area the night before to go for a walk on the beach.
Police say she is a homicide victim and they’re asking the public to report anyone suspicious who was seen in the area.
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