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.
Even though DNA is being successfully used every day by law enforcement to identify criminals, detectives say great suspect photos and tips from the public are much faster. Take a look at this robbery suspect, for example, who Seattle Police say was caught on camera using a victim's stolen debit card.
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.
A new rapid DNA testing system could be rolling out across Washington state in 2023. These mobile devices promise to help detectives to quickly focus in on the right suspect from the start of an investigation. From property crimes to violent assaults, the rapid DNA could also keep the wrongfully convicted out of prison.
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.
An Issaquah man was woke up early Saturday morning to learn that burglars had gained entry to his home -- he was shocked to find a woman inside his room going through his things.
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“The holiday is important to reflect on freedom and reflect on who we are as a nation and who we want to be as a nation,” a museum curator explains.
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. In hopes of helping other families impacted by this disease, a Washington family is sharing their experience.Regence BlueShield
Rapid DNA scanners the size of a printer promise to revolutionize the way police work cases. Delivering results in 90 minutes, they could lead investigators to the right suspect sooner.
A three-alarm fire in Seattle's First Hill neighborhood left two people in critical condition, and a third in serious condition Sunday night.
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.
A semi-truck rolled onto its side at South Dearborn St. and Rainier Ave. Fire department responded, says no one was trapped underneath.
Part of a truck flipped upside down, covering the road in drywall and closing three lanes.
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.
After weeks of testimony, a jury ruled partly in favor of both Johnny Depp and Amber Heard — saying that both actors defamed the other with claims of domestic abuse.
Suicide loss survivors are a group of people who do not often get a lot of attention, and they face an unfair stigma compared to other people grieving the loss of a loved one. It’s important to know that the resources are out there.Regence BlueShield
'You're not alone: Suicide loss survivors' is this week's Healthier Together segment sponsored by Regence Blueshield.Regence BlueShield
Ray Liotta, best known for his roles in “Goodfellas” and “Field of Dreams,” had been shooting a movie in the Dominican Republic, according to his publicist.
“You’re doing nothing,” Beto O’Rourke stood up shouting, moments after Abbott finished speaking. O’Rourke was quickly escorted out of the room.