Beach Drive murder, 1 month later: Following up with police, Parks, and Greggette Guy’s family

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.

She was found dead in the water off Beach Drive the morning of March 12th, declared by police later that week to have been a victim of murder.

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.

11 Replies to "Beach Drive murder, 1 month later: Following up with police, Parks, and Greggette Guy's family"

  • Drew April 11, 2012 (11:43 pm)

    I still cannot let go of how absolutely horrible this is. Tragic. :-(

  • LMA April 12, 2012 (7:49 am)

    Any more information of this case? yes, truly horrible

    • WSB April 12, 2012 (8:04 am)

      If I had more information, it would be in this story. We wrote it to let people know where things stand, at least as far as is being publicly disclosed. Unless police have something specific they need public help with – beyond the general call for “ANY more information? please let us know” – we may not hear anything more until there is an arrest, someday, somehow. – TR

  • Joe April 12, 2012 (11:43 am)

    > “police acknowledge that concerns remain” < Well thats pretty telling statement isn't it?

    • WSB April 12, 2012 (11:48 am)

      Community concerns, in case my line was too murky to be read that way – TR

  • Service Dog Academy April 12, 2012 (12:57 pm)

    Does everyone only get a $1000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual who murdered someone? Cant our community do better than $1000?

  • Gyngersnap April 12, 2012 (1:08 pm)

    Hmmm….isn’t the tone of the comment by police a bit different from the last time we heard from them? They were saying this was a homicide that was not random and that the area was safe. Meaning (I would guess) that they had some kind of information of a specific nature. Now they sound like they are backtracking. It sounds like the mushroom theory – keep ’em in the dark and feed ’em bullshit. So what else is new? Thanks though, WSB, for keeping us updated.

  • Gyngersnap April 12, 2012 (1:41 pm)

    Okay, I stand corrected.

  • Noelle April 12, 2012 (10:16 pm)

    Random or not. At night or in the light of sunset. This is still a very terrible event for Mrs Guy’s family and our community of West Seattle. I hope they catch who ever did it soon!

  • Kathleen April 13, 2012 (11:47 am)

    Not trying to start a controversy but I wish people could understand that murder investigations are often complexa and also often need to be kept confidential to help ensure they can catch the killer and make sure it’s the right person rather than some kind of conspiracy to keep information from the public and cause saftey issues.

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