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The Spotlight: Summer of Violence

It's raining lead all across Western Washington. Wild shootouts in Everett and Seattle caught on tape, and reports of a gang war in Tacoma. Plus a part-time rapper makes a terrible decision that turns his life upside down. And a happy ending for a family and their feline friends.

The Spotlight investigates: Where is missing Washington girl Oakley Carlson?

A community is demanding answers after the parents of a missing girl, Oakley Carlson, are locked up refusing to help bring her home. Did social workers ignore phone calls warning that Oakley Carlson was being abused? The Spotlight investigates the agency tasked with protecting children in Washington state.

The Spotlight investigates: Where is missing Washington girl Oakley Carlson?

A community continues demanding answers in Grays Harbor County, Washington after the parents of a missing girl are locked up refusing to help bring her home. Plus, did social workers ignore phone calls warning that Oakley Carlson was being abused? Our investigation into the agency tasked with protecting children reveals a workplace culture of fear - as the foster mother who loved Oakley like her own holds onto hope.

'Detective Cookie Chess Park' brings community together

For the past 16 years, Seattle Police Detective Denise "Cookie" Bouldin has run a chess club for kids in the Rainier Beach area. To honor her work and keep the momentum going, the community has started work on the "Detective Cookie Chess Park," which aims to bring neighbors and kids together.

Digging for answers: Detectives searching for new clues in case of woman missing since 2017

DNA technology is often used successfully to identify human remains. Just this week, detectives announced they identified a John Doe found 45 years ago in Snohomish County as a transient Native American man. Detectives also identified a Jane Doe who went missing 41 years ago from her Lake Loma cabin as Alice Lou Williams. Now, one local mom is hoping to get some answers after her daughter, Jessica Seybold, disappeared in 2017.

Inside the homicide room: How detectives build a murder book to solve a cold case

Right now, the suspect charged with killing a teenage girl in 1993 is sitting in Western State Hospital waiting for doctors to clear him for trial. Snohomish County Sheriff's Detective Brad Walvatne says Alan Dean was identified as a suspect through genetic genealogy. He was arrested in 2020 but detectives have continued to argue that he is incompetent to stand trial. Melissa was kidnapped from her home during a struggle. Her body was found in a ravine the next day in Everett. She had been strangled. To solve a case like this, Det. Walvatne says he goes to the beginning to meticulously build a timeline.

The Spotlight: Careaga Murders

Kilos of cocaine, stolen cash, big egos, and outlaw bikers. Five years after a quadruple murder shocked Kitsap County, the accused killers are in custody. The Spotlight gets the inside insight on the investigation and exclusive video of the arrest. As two members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club await trial, charged with murder, kidnapping, and arson.

The Spotlight: Meet the school district that arms administrators in case of active shooters

As tragic as the recent mass shootings are, history suggests they will happen again. A school district in Eastern Washington says if the unthinkable happens there, it’s ready to meet force with force. The Spotlight finds out what school is like when the staff is strapped. Plus, David gets shot with sim rounds by real cops during an active shooter drill. And we meet a hardworking man who was trying to enjoy a burger after working a double, when carjackers opened fire costing him an eye.