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

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"Timothy Forrest Bass will spend nearly three decades in prison for kidnapping, raping and murdering 18-year-old Amanda “Mandy” Stavik nearly 30 years ago.

Judge Robert Olson sentenced Bass, 51, of Everson to nearly 27 years Tuesday, July 2, for first-degree murder for Stavik’s death. A jury found Bass guilty of murder May 24 after a three-week trial, as well as guilty of special verdicts for first-degree rape, attempted first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping and attempted first-degree kidnapping"

Timothy Bass to spend nearly 27 years in prison for 1989 murder of Mandy Stavik
 

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  • Detectives revealed how DNA from a plastic cup of coke led to the conviction this year of a man for the rape and murder of an 18-year-old jogger 30 years ago
  • Amanda Stavik's body was found in a river in Bellingham on November 24, 1989
  • The teen, 18, had vanished while out running with her dog three days previously
  • A 20/20 ABC special on the case reveals how DNA from a cup of coke which Bass drank from led to his December 2017 arrest following a breakthrough
  • He was found guilty of her rape and murder in July this year and received 27 years in prison
  • The two-hour 20/20 special is due to air on September 20 at 9pm ET on ABC
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It took nearly 30 years, but the cold case was solved, resulting in the arrest and conviction this year of Timothy Bass of Everson.

Sheriff Bill Elfo says he hopes some good will come from ABC’s telling of Mandy’s story to a national audience.

The two-hour special, called “30 Years Searching” runs Friday at 9 PM on ABC and features interviews with Stavik’s family as well as Sheriff Bill Elfo and Prosecutor Dave McEachran who stayed on past retirement to prosecute Bass.
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Decades later, the tragedy of the Stavik case remained a topic of conversation in Acme. So, it wasn't altogether surprising that day in the water park that it came up in discussion. It was in the context of, "it's crazy that we still don't know who did it," Backstrom told "48 Hours."

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"48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant with Merrilee Anderson, center, and Heather Backstrom. A chance conversation between the women — and information they shared with investigations — led to a new look into the unsolved murder of Mandy Stavik.
Backstrom and Anderson, who had both gone to Mount Baker High School, but barely knew each other at that point, started chatting as their kids frolicked on the water slides. Backstrom suddenly blurted out, "I know who killed her." Anderson, stunned at the statement, then replied, "I do too." Mutually intrigued, the two women told each other stories about their encounters with a local man around the time of Stavik's murder.
How two moms chatting at a water park helped crack a Thanksgiving cold case murder
 

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Timothy Forrest Bass, Rapist and Murderer

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Timothy Bass speaks just prior to his sentencing

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