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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2005

    WA - Lydia Braschler-Varo, 13, Mount Vernon, 2 July 2001

    also as noted by Steve Huff:

    "Lydia Braschler-Varo was last seen leaving her family home in Mt. Vernon, WA on July 2, 2001.
    She vanished.

    Lydia’s body was found on February 25, 2002, not far from the Varo home. She’d been murdered. Her death remains an unsolved mystery today. Lydia was Daniel Varo’s younger sister. There is no reason to believe there is any connection between the murders of either sibling. The only connection at this moment is the blow to the Varo family, the inexplicable visiting of such tragedy on one set of parents. That, and as far as anyone knows at the moment, both murders are unsolved."

    What a tragedy for this family to lose two children to murder! I cannot even fathom such a thing. May God give them strength and peace during this trying time.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    From September 2010:


    Nearly a decade ago, a little girl went missing in Washington... Nine months later, someone found her body down a 50 foot embankment six miles from her aunt's house...

    An autopsy showed Varo had been beaten to death.

    Search and rescue crews scoured this area in the weeks after she disappeared. She was finally found nine months later when someone picking mushrooms found her body, leaving detectives to believe the murderer placed Varo's body in the field.
    Lydia's murder is still listed as a cold case with the Skagit County SO:


    On July 2, 2001, 13 year old Lydia Varo-Braschler was reported to have walked away from a relative's house in the 15000 block of Hwy 9 in Big Lake. Lydia was visiting from Wisconsin at the time, and was visiting family in the area. Extensive Search and Rescue efforts were made at the time she was reported missing.

    On April 17, 2002, Lydia's body was found over an embankment on Lake Cavanaugh Road, about 2 miles from Hwy 9. The cause of her death was determined to be blunt force.

  3. #3
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    May 2016

  4. #4
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    May 2016
    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. - Police say they are looking for a missing teen girl from out of state who went missing Sunday while visiting the area with her family.

    The missing girl, identified as Katelynn Barlow, 14, was in the Big Lake area visiting extended family when she disappeared, the Skagit County Sheriff's Office said in a prepared statement.

    She was last seen Sunday night at the home where she and her family were staying. Investigators say she may have travelled from Big Lake to the Snohomish County area.

    Katelynn is described as a white female standing 5-feet-1-inch tall and weighing about 120 pounds. She goes by the name Katie. Apparently her phone has been located at a truck stop