By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor
One month ago tonight, someone killed 51-year-old Greggette Guy of Kent in her long-ago hometown, West Seattle.
They have not yet arrested anyone, nor are they commenting on progress of the investigation. At last night’s Admiral Neighborhood Association meeting, Community Police Team Officer Ken Mazzuca was asked if he had heard anything new; no, he said, adding that Homicide Division detectives are “keeping things close” on the case. He and Crime Prevention Coordinator Mark Solomon, who had accompanied him to the meeting to discuss unrelated issues, stressed that police are still eager to hear any information that might lead to a break in the case.
That is echoed by Ms. Guy’s family. We asked their spokesperson, her brother-in-law Dennis Guy – who first contacted us last month with news of the memorial fund – if they had anything to say for this story. He e-mailed us back:
A month has passed since we lost our beloved Greggette Guy and we are still coping with the void that her loss has left. We appreciate the support the West Seattle community has given. The police are still investigating and would appreciate any information that residents could provide.
Memorial fund information is included on the two websites:
We are still collecting information on placing an additional reward.
(WSB photo from Emma Schmitz Viewpoint, March 20th)
While Seattle Parks has done work on visibility issues at Emma Schmitz Viewpoint – where police believe Ms. Guy was killed, and where they found her car the day they found her body half a mile away – police acknowledge that concerns remain. Southwest Precinct Operations Lt. Pierre Davis confirms they will be organizing community walks in the area (no dates/times announced yet).
And acting Parks Superintendent Christopher Williams is coming to West Seattle next week to talk about safety issues to discuss safety and security at park and recreation facilities in the West Seattle area,” according to the West Seattle Crime Prevention Council, which will feature Williams at their monthly meeting next Tuesday (7 pm April 17th, SW Precinct meeting room).
In the meantime, if you have any information that might help police investigating Greggette Guy’s murder, here’s the CrimeStoppers poster with information, one more time, same one you’ve seen on utility poles and in business windows:
WSB coverage of this case is all archived here, newest-to-oldest.