Beach Drive murder: Greggette Guy memorial-fund website

Two and a half weeks after 51-year-old Greggette Guy, a former West Seattleite, was found dead in the water off Beach Drive, there is still no word of a break in the murder case, though we inquired with police again today. The last public statement about the case came eight nights ago, when Southwest Precinct commander Capt. Steve Paulsen spoke to the West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting (here’s our coverage, with video of what he said). Beach Drive residents, meantime, continue to note increased police visibility, and Beach Drive Blog is advocating for more lighting (here’s their latest report).

And today, we heard again from Ms. Guy’s brother-in-law, who contacted us last Friday once they set up a memorial fund (here’s our story from that night). Dennis Guy offered information for donating at bank branches; we asked if they were also setting up a way to donate online, and now, they have accomplished that:

A web page has been created with the Memorial Fund information: Go to

A memorial fund has been set up in Greggette’s name. The fund will be used to erect a memorial, if permitted, at the park where she died and/or to add to the reward for information about her death. If you wish to donate, please use one of the donation options below.

Donation Options:
1. Go to any Bank of America and make a deposit in the account with the following details:

Name on Account: Dwight K. Guy
Account Number: 138100402807

2. For existing PayPal users, please use the Send Money tab on your PayPal page to send a personal gift to This will avoid any fees.

3. For those without an existing PayPal account and wishing to donate electronically, please click on the Donate button on the website.

Thank you to those that have donated so far.

Our coverage of the case is archived (in reverse chronological order) here. If you have any information that might be related to the case, call 911 or the Seattle Police Homicide Tip Line, 206-233-5000 (police say anonymous tips are welcome).

10 Replies to "Beach Drive murder: Greggette Guy memorial-fund website"

  • Nick March 28, 2012 (9:53 pm)

    I walked the entire length of the park alongside the water the other night, and it could definitely use some lighting. It would make it much more visible and safe, as I definitely got an unsafe feeling walking through it. Not to mention all the rats running around, but that’s for another day.

  • TMW March 29, 2012 (12:55 pm)

    I find it hard to believe we know almost nothing about this homicide. Almost nothing about how she died, and absolutely nothing about whether they think it was either random or targeted.

  • schwaggy March 29, 2012 (1:33 pm)

    Night is called night because it’s dark. Adding lighting to this area won’t prevent sickos from being sickos. It will only deter from the natural beauty of this area, affect the wildlife, and probably really tick off the residents. If you feel unsafe walking through an area at night, then don’t walk there or bring a friend. We don’t need to add lights every time a crime happens in a particular location. To roughly quote a previous post from one of the many comment threads about this crime – if we put a crosswalk everywhere there’s been a pedestrian vs. car accident there would be crosswalks everywhere.

    And… rats are a fact of life too. I hope the next thing proposed it not a line of poison stations along this stretch of shore.

  • The Shadow March 29, 2012 (3:14 pm)

    This weeks WS Herald ran a front-page article saying Capt. Paulsen’s comments at the community meeting indicated that the crime wasn’t random. Frankly, I don’t see how they can conclude that from what the Captain said. Unless I missed something, he only said that he doesn’t feel there is a current threat to the local community, and this sheds no light on whether the crime was a random or targeted thing. Here’s a link:

    Anyway, props to WSB for more accurate and less speculation-driven reporting. FWIW, I think lighting up the lower park is a fine idea. Heck, I’d have no problem with a surveillance camera as well, but that’s just me.

    • WSB March 29, 2012 (4:25 pm)

      If you either attended the meeting, or watched the video clip in our story (the entirety of the Captain’s remarks at the meeting), or read my transcription (for those who can’t view videos):
      no, you didn’t miss anything. What’s in our story is the entirety of what he said. We recorded it on video knowing how hungry people have been for information about this case and that they would want to hear every word for themselves. We know it’s frustrating that no additional info has emerged – people are actually calling us asking what more we have heard – all we can do is point out that some things take a while to solve. Remember the Steve Bushaw murder in 2009? The suspects were arrested TEN MONTHS after the deadly shooting – which happened in front of witnesses in a well-lit business district. Here’s hoping this doesn’t take that long to solve, though – TR

  • Lura Ercolano March 29, 2012 (3:24 pm)

    If the area has excessive rats, you can call the city and they will place poison under the manhole covers, as the rats are likely coming from the sewer system.
    About lights, it seems like quite a few local parks are dark at night – Schmitz Park, Lincoln Park, and so on. I wouldn’t feel safe walking alone at night through those parks either.
    I can’t really picture a wholesome crowd gathering at Emma Scmitz park to look at the water if the park is so lit up that you can’t see the dark water. What would be the point?

  • I. Ponder March 29, 2012 (3:38 pm)

    I agree with schwaggy. It’s not the place that’s dangerous. It’s some evil individual. If a murderer is set on killing someone, they’ll find a place and moment. Lighting solutions are good for preventing accidents. This was no accident.

  • Old Resident March 29, 2012 (9:58 pm)

    The Herald is like TMZ of West Seattle news. It creates drama to hopefully create fans.

    There are lots of rats down there. Ever since we bought in 07′ we have had to have a pest service keep an eye on our property. They have never been in the home, but they come right up to the door.

  • john March 30, 2012 (8:06 am)

    Thats all we need is more light pollution! There is a reason for the night and we should enjoy it and so should all the other creatures that need the dark night to live peacefully. You all get scared and want to light everything up, its just so annoying anymore. And stop watching stupid scary movies that put this nonsense in your mind.

  • Errol April 2, 2012 (3:53 am)

    Please no more bad lighting. See the results not the source.

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