If you’re curious about the facts surrounding the number of homicides in Washington by year, several law enforcement agencies’ websites provide reports and statistics. In addition, the Federal Bureau of Investigation publishes a Uniform Crime Report each year that details the crimes, crime rates, and crime locations in each state, county, and city. According to Project: Cold Case, there were 10,409 homicides in Washington between 1980 and 2019. Around 7,472 of the killings were solved throughout the years, leaving around 2,937 unsolved murders in Washington.
Some of the unsolved murders in northern Washington include Jeffrey Little’s 2009 murder, Geoff Reynolds’ 1998 murder, Vicky Silves’ 1997 murder, Donna Arrasmith’s 1993 murder, Lydia Varo-2001 Braschler’s murder, Eddie Rieckers’ 2002 murder, and Sharon Christine Anderson’s strange 2000 disappearance. Among the many unsolved central Washington murders are the 1979 murder of Charles Meyer, the 1977 double-murder of Roy and Patricia Bowden, the 2012 murder of Esperanza Vicente-Mestizo, the 1986 murder of Helene “Nikki” Anderson, the 2011 murder of Sara Lynea Burke, and the 1999 murder of Frank Rattie.The 2009 disappearance of Alyssa McLemore, the 1999 abduction of Teekah Lewis, and the 2009 disappearance of Nancy Moyer are just a handful of the many disappearances in Washington’s central/western region.
Furthermore, a quick Google search reveals that there aren’t many unsolved murders in Olympia, Washington. Although there aren’t many publicly accessible unsolved murders in Olympia, there are plenty of missing individuals. Among these unusual disappearances are Gilbert Gilman’s disappearance in 2006, Jonathan Corey’s disappearance in 2002, and Allan C. Hill’s disappearance in 1987. Similarly, there aren’t many unsolved homicides in Thurston County, Washington, but one that sticks out is the 2007 murder of Karen Bodine.