02-26-2009, 03:55 PM #1
WA - Jessica Armstrong, 30, Tacoma, June 2007
Boyfriend leads police to missing woman's body
TACOMA, Wash. – Police say a man has confessed to killing his girlfriend and burying her at his home in 2007.
Tacoma Police say they made the gruesome discovery next to the home in the 1900 block of S. Sheridan Avenue Friday afternoon. It was a large plastic bag sealed with duct tape with what appeared to be a body inside. It's believed to be that of Jessica Armstrong.
Armstrong disappeared in June of 2007 but wasn’t reported missing until July.
02-27-2009, 05:21 PM #2Registered User
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Very sad, that no one realized she was missing for a month, the landlord had even asked one of the neighbors if he knew where the girl went because she had left all of her stuff in the house.
Barbara Decker was a corrections officer at the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Purdy when Armstrong was an inmate there. Decker said she was at the hospital when Armstrong gave birth to her son.
“She was doing so well,” Decker said Monday. “She had just changed her whole outlook on life.”
Armstrong had been in jail for convictions of drug possession, robbery and forgery, but friends say she turned her life around. Armstrong and her newborn son lived in a special unit within the prison that allows mothers to stay with and raise their babies.
“He was the world to her,” Decker said of the baby boy. “She was always very polite and very respectful.”
07-03-2015, 11:25 AM #3
From January 2010:
A Tacoma man who killed his girlfriend and buried her body in the yard of house in the Hilltop neighborhood pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder.
Glenn D. Riccio had been charged with first-degree murder in the 2007 slaying of Jessica Louise Armstrong.
With Friday's plea to second-degree murder, he'll face 15-to-23 years in prison when he's sentenced March 19 in Pierce County Superior Court, The News Tribune of Tacoma reported.