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DNA: Girls in Tacoma

Three young girls were murdered in very similar fashions near Tacoma, Washington from the mid-70s to the mid-80s. For years police thought they were connected until shocking DNA evidence was revealed in 2016. But it would take two more years before the DNA in two cases could lead to the girls’ killers.

The Case

Michella Welch

Michella Welch

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Jennifer Bastian

Jennifer Bastian

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Laura Burbank

Laura Burbank

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Robert Washburn

Robert Washburn

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David Fisher

David Fisher

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Parabon sketch of suspect in Michella's murder

Parabon sketch of suspect in Michella’s murder

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Gary Charles Hartman

Gary Charles Hartman

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Gary Charles Hartman

Gary Charles Hartman

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My name is Ashley Flowers and I'm a Junkie, too.

I've been crime-obsessed since birth and the only thing I love more than true crime is my dog, Charlie. I'm also on the board of directors for Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana. My work with Crime Stoppers has led me to do this podcast, and I am so excited to be your new true crime dealer.

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