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    WA - Amanda 'Mandy' Stavik, 18, Bellingham, 24 Nov 1989

    This is my first post and I'm hoping to find information on several unsolved cases that have haunted me for years. This site is amazing and I continually find inspiration in the stories and the people looking for answers.

    I was living in Bellingham in 1989 and the savage murder of a beautiful young college student really shook the community to its core. To my knowledge (after searching), there has never been even the hint of an arrest in this case.

    To learn more about the case of Mandy Stavik, here are links to various articles and other sources on-line about her life and her unsolved murder.

    http://www.truecrimereport.com/2009/...urder_of_a.php

    http://www.whatcomcounty.us/sheriff/helpus/missing/mandy.jsp"]http://www.whatcomcounty.us/sheriff/helpus/missing/mandy.jsp"]http://www.whatcomcounty.us/sheriff/helpus/missing/mandy.jsp

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...16080748430257

    As with so many of the women I have read about here on this site, she seemed to be a remarkable young woman. I would love to see someone come forward with information to solve this case.

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    Last edited by graceless; 12-29-2013 at 06:08 PM. Reason: first timer's difficulties! :)

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    Mandy seemed like a tough, adventurous girl and I hope one day she gets justice. I have done some research on the case and believe that either Charles Sinclair the "Coin Shop Killer" or James Allen Kinney were here murderer. It's crazy that two serial killers were active in the same location in the same general time period. I read somewhere that Sinclair's son knew Mandy and that possibly some news articles about her murder were found in his storage locker.

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    James Allen Kinney was arrested in 2001 and convicted of one murder in Washington State. He was strongly believed by LE to have committed two other murders in Michigan and Iowa late 1990's. He was given a life sentence.

    Would be interested in hearing more about him and his travels around the US and Canada. Probably many more murders could be linked to him.

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    Mandy Stavik's killer arrested

    Quote Originally Posted by graceless View Post
    This is my first post and I'm hoping to find information on several unsolved cases that have haunted me for years. This site is amazing and I continually find inspiration in the stories and the people looking for answers.

    I was living in Bellingham in 1989 and the savage murder of a beautiful young college student really shook the community to its core. To my knowledge (after searching), there has never been even the hint of an arrest in this case.

    To learn more about the case of Mandy Stavik, here are links to various articles and other sources on-line about her life and her unsolved murder.

    http://www.truecrimereport.com/2009/...urder_of_a.php

    http://www.whatcomcounty.us/sheriff/...sing/mandy.jsp

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...16080748430257

    As with so many of the women I have read about here on this site, she seemed to be a remarkable young woman. I would love to see someone come forward with information to solve this case.

    Blessed be--
    graceless



    The world breaks everyone ... those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.

    ERNEST HEMINGWAY
    A Farewell to Arms

    Her killer was arrested on Tuesdayhttp://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article189595184.html
    Timothy Forrest Bass, 50... He was 22 at the time he killed her

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    Arrest in 1989 murder of Whatcom County woman

    After 28 years, DNA evidence has led to an arrest in a murder of a Whatcom County, Wash., woman.

    Amanda ‘Mandy’ Stavik left her home on Strand Road in Deming for a jog the day after Thanksgiving in 1989 and never returned home. Her body was later found in the South Fork of the Nooksack River after an exhaustive search.

    On Tuesday, detectives with the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office arrested 50-year-old Timothy Forrest Bass in relation to Stavik’s rape and murder.
    http://www.kgw.com/news/crime/arrest...oman/499232522

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    Wow just saw this on twitter. How sad just a college freshman. And the perp must have been only 22 if he is 50 now


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    “A sip of Coke taken from a plastic cup a few months ago has led authorities in Washington state to make an arrest in a 1989 cold-case rape and murder of an 18-year-old jogger.

    Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo has announced that thanks to new DNA evidence, detectives arrested 50-year-old Timothy Bass on Tuesday in connection to the slaying of Mandy Stavik.

    The Everson resident is facing charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping and rape. He appeared in court Wednesday afternoon where bail was set at $1million. his next court appearance is scheduled for December 22.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz51G7aAPiH

    Thank goodness for DNA.
    Two innocent teenagers Abigail Williams and Liberty German were murdered just over a year ago in Delphi, Indiana. If you know the man who could be responsible please call the tip line. There is a reward of $250,000 - Tel- 844.459.5786 or email: abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com

    May this be the year there is justice for Abigail and Liberty and William Tyrrell and Jessica Heeringa are found.

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    I haven't posted in a while but this amazing wonderful development of an arrest in this case moved me to contribute a link.

    The video for those who can't get it to play reveals Timothy Bass would attend all Mandy's HS basketball games.

    It is entirely probable that Bass stalked her perhaps even through HS. Bidding his time until the moment Mandy was isolated to ambush kidnap,rape and murder her.

    I pray Mandy and her family after 28 years receives justice for her brutal murder.

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    http://komonews.com/news/local/arres...whatcom-county

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    WA - Amanda 'Mandy' Stavik, 18, Bellingham, 24 Nov 1989

    Wrong case
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    I'm in tears over this, it was local to me in 1989 and Mandy has haunted me for decades. May she now rest in peace.

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    Local to me too. I knew some of her friends. I never imagined that almost 30 years later they would solve this.

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    Timothy Bass has entered a Not Guilty plea, trial set for February 12. I don't know how to post a link on Tapatalk, I'm sorry!

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    Good to hear.
    The theory or scenario you have just read is just an opinion or assumption!

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    Bass's Trial set for February 12,2018

    Quote Originally Posted by MizStery View Post
    I haven't posted in a while but this amazing.
    <snip>
    The video for those who can't get it to play reveals Timothy Bass would attend all Mandy's HS basketball games.

    It is entirely probable that Bass stalked her perhaps even through HS. Bidding his time until the moment Mandy was isolated to ambush kidnap,rape and murder her.
    <snip>
    link
    http://komonews.com/news/local/arres...whatcom-county
    I apologize for quoting myself but I wanted to emphasize I believe Bass stalked Mandy for years. It sounds like he had an obsession and fantasized about her. Perfecting her kidnapping,rape and murder for years, He plotted and delighted in the belief he would never be caught.He relived the CS treasuring his pleasure in fulfilling his twisted fantasy.

    I wonder if Mandy ever confided in friends that this creepy guy (Bass)was always hanging around her basketbal games
    ? Or perhaps he was more like a voyeur and kept his distance waiting & stalking her?

    Here is a link to his court appearance.
    Suspect in 28-year-old Whatcom County cold case arraigned
    Timothy Bass was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping, and first-degree rape for what happened to Mandy Stavik on the day after Thanksgiving some 28 years ago.
    Author: Michelle Li
    Published: 11:50 AM PST December 22, 2017

    A 28-year-old cold case could be one step closer to justice
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    Just recently, DNA evidenced linked her death to now 50-year-old Timothy Bass, who's accused of raping and murdering the young woman.
    During a brief court appearance Friday morning, Bass was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping, and first-degree rape for what happened to Mandy Stavik on the day after Thanksgiving some 28 years ago.
    <snip>
    Bass quickly pleaded not guilty, which is pretty normal for an arraignment.
    A judge set his trial for February 12.
    http://www.king5.com/article/news/lo.../281-501805296


    I would be interested in following his trial. I will try to update this thread as to trial proceedings. In case I get side tracked is there someone else who would post trial proceedings if I am unavailable?




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