WA WA - Michella Welch, 12, Tacoma, 26 March 1986

Discussion in 'Cold Cases' started by Be Adequite!, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Be Adequite!

    Be Adequite! New Member

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    Haven't heard anything new on Terapon Adhahn (killer of Zina Linnk) and his possible connection to two other murdered Tacoma girls.

    I'm assuming the Tacoma PD is checking into where he was in 1986- the year Jennifer Bastian and Michella Welch vanished under eerily similar circumstances.

    Then there's also the cases of missing Teekah Lewis and murdered Adre'Anna Jackon (1999 and 2005 respectively, also from Seattle/Tacoma area).

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/142046_cporterfield01.html

    http://*************.com/index.php?s=linnik
     
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    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Just adding some basic facts:

    August 11,2013
    http://www.komonews.com/news/local/...e-will-crack-cold-case-murders-219200341.html

    http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/new-tips-collected-1986-murders-tacoma-girls/nZMRz/



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    http://www.komonews.com/news/local/...e-will-crack-cold-case-murders-219200341.html
     
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    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

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    Tacoma Police use high-tech tool to solve child murders

    http://www.tacomaweekly.com/news/article/tacoma-police-use-high-tech-tool-to-solve-child-murders

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    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

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    Tacoma PD closer to solving child murders - 30 years later

    http://www.king5.com/news/local/taomca-pd-closer-to-solving-child-murder-30-years-later/111108207

     
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    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

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    Police: Jennifer Bastian, Michella Welch killed by different people in 1986

    http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/crime/article69234532.html

    Tacoma Police release timelines for cold case murders
     
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    Tacoma police release composite images of suspects in 1986 slayings

    http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/crime/article70289402.html

     
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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting technology!
    Wondering if the perp might live, work or go to school in Canada- would the DNA also be compared to offenders outside of the US?

    https://www.google.ca/search?q=taco...hUot4MKHe-qDpoQ_AUIBygC#imgrc=uzDGOJE9bPCBxM:

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    Left: Suspect in murder of Michella Welch. Right: Suspect in murder of Jennifer Bastian.
     
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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    http://www.kiro7.com/news/experts-will-treat-30-year-old-murders-as-if-they-just-happened/199381569

    Experts treat 30-year-old murders as if they just happened

     
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  11. Bumping for Michella Welch.

    Doesn't seem to be any additional news since the release in 2016 of the Parabon DNA snapshot composites
     
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    Is her family extremely private? There have been so many news articles on Jennifer Bastian over the years and virtually none on Michella.
     
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    Quote from her sister: "You think 32 years later you should be okay. But it's not. It's still real all the time," said Eby.


    Michella Welch's family: 'You think 32 years later you should be okay. But it's not'

    Some more info about the man arrested here: (just a side note; why do people think that the worst among us have horns and scales and look like the devil? News flash: killers look just like everyone else.). 3 decades after Michella Welch's death, a picture starts to emerge of suspected killer
     
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  17. Ontario Mom

    Ontario Mom Because I'm the Mom, that's why.

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    I had a hard time locating the thread as well.

    "Peterson says the suspect has lived here for more than a decade, has a wife and two teenage girls. “He’s always friendly. We’ve been neighbors for many years. I’d talk to him when we get the mail, talk out in the street,” said Peterson."
    After arrest, police search home in Lakewood as part of 32-year-old Tacoma murder case
     
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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    In one of the articles posted above it said LE will have press conference on Friday, which is today. Anyone seen anything?
    Also, wasn't his arraignment supposed to be today too?

    TIA!
     
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    The press conference is today, in half an hour, 2PM Pacific Standard Time, and it will be livestreaming here: Tacoma Police Department
     
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    Ontario Mom Because I'm the Mom, that's why.

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    Ontario Mom Because I'm the Mom, that's why.

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    After getting two brothers as a possible match @TacomaPolice went undercover and followed Gary Hartman to a restaurant and obtained a napkin used by him. His DNA matched the profile #Q13FOX
    Hana Kim on Twitter
     

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