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True Crime: The Barefoot Bandit

Beginning in 2007, a troubled teenager from Camano Island captured the nation’s attention as a fugitive who managed to elude police through a daring series of escapades involving stolen cars, bo...

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True Crime: The Infamous McDonald Siblings of Spokane, Part 1

Marie, Fay, Ted and Will McDonald were four Spokane siblings charged with the murder of real estate man W. H. McNutt in 1919. McNutt was last seen walking to their apartment to confront them over a mo...

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True Crime: The Infamous McDonald Siblings of Spokane, Part 2

Marie, Fay, Ted and Will McDonald were four Spokane siblings charged with the murder of real estate man W. H. McNutt in 1919. McNutt was last seen walking to their apartment to confront them over a mo...

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University of Washington Police: Bob Ingram recalls the early years

Robert F. "Bob" Ingram was a police officer at the University of Washington from 1951 to 1978, retiring with the rank of Captain and head of all the department's criminal investigations. The following...

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Wenatchee Witch Hunt: Child Sex Abuse Trials in Douglas and Chelan Counties

The Central Washington communities of Wenatchee, in Chelan County, and East Wenatchee, across the Columbia River in Douglas County, got world attention in 1994 and 1995, when they found themselves in ...

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Weyerhaeuser Kidnapping

On May 24, 1935, George H. Weyerhaeuser (1926-2022), age 9, was kidnapped off the street in Tacoma in broad daylight. His captors mailed a note to the Weyerhaeuser family, demanding $200,000 for the b...

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Whitehall Murder, Part 1

In 1926, local newspapers were awash in one of the largest regional scandals of that era. Letitia Whitehall, a 14-year-old girl who lived near Kirkland, was brutally raped and murdered: Her body was f...

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Whitehall Murder, Part 2

Letitia Whitehall, a 14-year-old girl from Kirkland, was murdered on Halloween Eve, 1926, on her way home from the dentist. For the next three months, the local police and the Sheriff's office were st...

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Wild Man of the Wynoochee

A year and a half after killing two teenage boys on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, and then disappearing into the deeply forested Wynoochee Valley (in southern Grays Harbor County), John Tornow -- a ...

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