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Christine Mirzayan

12/15/11 Reward Update

Potomac River Rapist Cold Case
Help Us Catch a Murderer and Serial Rapist

Christine Mirzayan was 29 years old, a National Academy of Sciences intern, and had a promising career ahead of her on the summer evening in 1998 when she was walking home from a cookout in Washington, D.C. Tragically, she never made it. Her killer—a serial rapist who had previously attacked eight other women—is still at large.

Christine was the last known victim of the Potomac River Rapist. On the evening of August 1, 1998, the 29-year-old had walked to a friend’s cookout in the Georgetown area of Washington, D.C. Recently married, Mirzayan had come to Washington from San Francisco for an internship at the National Academy of Sciences and was living in student housing at Georgetown University. Read the rest of this entry »

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Suspect Sketch

Bremerton, WA police say they have identified and spoken to the ‘person of interest’ shown in the sketch they released earlier this month, but no arrests have been made in any of the three cases they have said he could possibly be linked to, the murders of Sara Burke and Melody Brannon, and an attack where the victim, Kenny Cobb, survived

Police are investigating the three sudden, unprovoked attacks on the streets of Bremerton that left the two women dead and Cobb injured in the past nine months. Cobb believes it’s the work of a serial killer.

The city is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. Read the rest of this entry »

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Don Brown

Donald James Brown was a hard-working man who made big money working on a large Alaskan fishing vessel and took a lesser-paying job in the Vancouver, WA area to be with his son, Dustin.

But in February 2007, Donald Brown was found dead in his Orchards home, stabbed in the head and back by an unknown assailant.

Now his father, Donald Brown Sr., a semi-retired insurance agent who lives in Gresham, Ore., is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the unsolved murder. Read the rest of this entry »

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YAKIMA, Wash. — Relatives and police are continuing looking for a Yakima man who hasn’t contacted family members since Christmas, 2009.

Larry Riegel’s disappearance is unusual because he normally calls his son and other loved ones almost daily, his family said.

The 57-year-old lives in the 1500 block of South 12th Avenue.

His sister, Susan Riegel Vaughn of Snohomish, Wash., said he missed a scheduled family dinner on Dec. 26 and hasn’t answered phone calls. Read the rest of this entry »

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Update: Official Public Notice: Dated Today, May 28th, 2011: The $25,000 Reward offered for information on Patti Krieger is officially being withdrawn by the family. We request, that ALL SIGNS, STICKERS, POSTERS, BANNERS and ANY OTHER digital, copied, printed or other form of advertising for the reward money be immediately removed and destroyed. The reward money is no longer available due to unforeseen circumstances.

65 year old Skagit County (Washington State) resident Patricia “Patti” Krieger went missing on Saturday October, 2nd, 2010 while hiking on Sauk Mountain, near Rockport, Washington. Patti had been hiking with her boyfriend, Larry Pressley, her Rot-Wielier dog named Bear, James Pressley, Nichole Gardner, Troy Robinson, Chrissy (Jones) Bumgarner, and Matt Robinson. They had been on the mountain that day to spread the ashes of Larrys deceased parents who had passed away several months earlier. Read the rest of this entry »

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Adreanna Jackson was last seen leaving her residence in the Tillicum area of Lakewood, Washington, on the morning of December 2, 2005. At approximately 7:45 a.m., Jackson left her home to walk to school, but never arrived. Additionally, the school had been closed for the day due to a snow storm. Read the rest of this entry »

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The television was on, and a partially consumed glass of wine sat on the table. But the Washington State mother who was waiting for her children to come home that night was gone. And she hasn’t been seen since.
The family has offered a $55,000 reward for information leading to Moyer’s return.
Nancy Moyer, a longtime financial analyst with the Washington State Department of Ecology, was last seen Friday, March 6, 2009 after dropping off a co-worker on her way home from work. Read the rest of this entry »

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Who can forget the smiling face of beautiful 2-year-old, Teekah Lewis? On January 23, 1999 she was with her family, out for a night of fun, at a bowling alley when she disappeared just 10 feet away from her mother.
Her mother looked away for what she says was just seconds to watch her brother bowl. When she turned back around, her daughter was missing. Read the rest of this entry »

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3-21-12 Update: SEATTLE — Prosecutors have charged the husband of murder victim Nicole Pietz more than five years after her death.

Martin “David” Pietz has been charged with second-degree murder. He is being held on $1 million bail.


It’s been 5 years since the death of Nicole Pietz, who was last seen at her Lynnwood home by her husband on January 27, 2006.
The body of Pietz, 32, was found strangled Feb. 6, 2006, in a wooded area near South 114th and Des Moines Memorial Drive in Burien.
Her car, a 2003 Jetta was found in the University District about two weeks later. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lindsey Baum

Update: MCCLEARY, Wash. – The reward for information about a young McCleary girl who vanished without a trace in 2009 has been increased to $35,000, the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department announced.


McCLEARY, Wash. — Officials have announced a larger reward for information in the disappearance of a young girl missing since last summer, and investigators are planning a renewed search effort.

Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Rick Scott on Wednesday said a reward of $20,000 is available for anyone who helps find Lindsey Baum, who vanished June 26 after leaving a friend’s house to walk home.

The new money, which ups the reward from the previous offer of $10,000, is being provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Scott said.

Lindsey was 10 years old when she vanished; now she’d be 11, and her family is holding out hope that someone will come forward with information.

“Our world is standing still,” said Lindsey’s mom, Melissa Baum. “It’s hard to stand here and watch the entire world keep going on when we’re just frozen in time waiting for her to come home.

“If there’s anybody who knows anything, even if you suspect something, if you would just please call law enforcement.”

Investigators have received hundreds of tips, but no substantial leads. Volunteer searches have turned up nothing but frustration.

Over the last six months, Lindsey’s mother and the police chief appeared on a national TV programs to urge anyone with information to call investigators, and Lindsey was even featured on the cover of People Magazine.

FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Ron Twersky said a new group of investigators has been looking at the case to provide an outside review and offer suggestions on how to re-start the search for Lindsey.

Twersky said agents will be going over old ground, searching many of the areas they looked at before and talking with many of the people who have already been interviewed.

The FBI will also be employing several new tactics, Twersky said, but he would not detail what those efforts would entail.

Lindsey’s mom, meanwhile, is not giving up.

“Lindsey if you can hear me, I love you and I’m not going to stop looking for you, I swear,” she said. “I will bring you home.”

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