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‘Relief and closure’ for family of Spencer Island John Doe from 1979
Gary Lee Haynie was identified through forensic genealogy. How he ended up dead in Snohomish River mudflats remains a mystery.
High court reinstates guilty verdicts in 1987 murders of Canadian couple
The state Supreme Court announced a 9-0 ruling on alleged juror bias Thursday in the double murder case against William Talbott.
Pulitzer winner’s new book digs into Snohomish County cold case killings
The Everett library will host a talk with Edward Humes on “The Forever Witness,” about a double murder and pioneering DNA evidence.
42 years later, authorities unmask identity of ‘Stilly Doe’
Advances in DNA technology, paired with forensic genealogy research, helped identify Othaniel Philip Ames, 82, a dairy farmer.
Genealogy helps crack 1990 Snohomish County homicide of Seattle teen
Michelle Koski was 17. Her body was recovered near Maltby. A Seattle neighbor was identified as the suspect Thursday.
A brief timeline of Pacific Northwest boarding schools
The Tulalip Indian School had roots as a Catholic mission founded in 1857. Its history is intertwined with the Tulalip Reservation.
Forensic genealogy cracks Snohomish County cold cases from 1977, 1981
Alice Williams’ skull was found in woods near Skykomish. Blaine Has Tricks’ remains were crushed in a Tulalip landfill.
1987 slaying of Canadian couple heads to state Supreme Court
Justices granted a motion Wednesday to review William Talbott’s overturned conviction in a landmark forensic genealogy case.
Mukilteo climber who summited peaks worldwide dies in Cascades
Dr. Richard Thurmer had gone solo hiking over the weekend on Dragontail Peak. His body was recovered from the snow Thursday.
1978 murder mystery solved in Snohomish County with DNA, genealogy
He was a John Doe for 41 years. Detectives believe a hitman killed Ron Chambers and left his body east of Stanwood in 1978.
Cold-case murder conviction reversed due to juror’s bias
William Talbott, the world’s first convicted forensic genealogy defendant, was accused of killing a young Canadian couple in 1987.
Jury finds former Monroe prison guard guilty of child rape
Jason Dominguez, a former Girl Scouts volunteer, did not testify. A jury needed less than three hours to convict him.
Prison guard, Gold Bar PTO president on trial for child rape
Jason Dominguez has been in jail since October 2019. A girl accusing him of rape took the witness stand Friday.
Having a heart attack? New app will alert nearby CPR givers
Ambulances can only drive so fast. PulsePoint alerts nearby trained citizens when there’s a medical emergency.
3-alarm fire burns Edmonds strip mall; no one hurt
Flames, smoke and water damaged “pretty much every business” in an L-shaped plaza Saturday morning.
Solved: After 41 years, Air Force vet’s name restored by DNA
Steven Knox, a bright young man with a knack for languages, vanished in 1980 in Everett. Now, his family knows his fate.
Who Am I? Mill Creek mystery man was buried in shallow grave
A man digging a hole for trash uncovered his bones in 2020. Detectives need help to find his name — and his killer.
Outside the ring, survivors say Snohomish coach abused them
When MMA gym owner Jeremy Pidgeon was arrested, it unmasked decades of domestic violence, three women say.
21 women accuse Snohomish chiropractor of sexual touching
Dr. Kenneth Parker kept seeing and abusing patients with a suspended license, charging papers say.
Suspect arrested in 2017 Everett shooting over $5 in gas
The wanted man was caught in California. He was booked Tuesday into the Snohomish County Jail.