Carla left their Tacoma house about 8 a.m. and took a shortcut to Gray Junior High School, a trail that wound between rows of houses beside a brush-covered hill.

She never made it to school.

Sharon Wright reported her daughter missing that afternoon when she didn’t come home. Carla’s body was found 12 days later, 100 yards from the trail in Wapato Hills, hidden under a piece of plastic in some brush...

She’d been raped and strangled.