West Seattle Crime Prevention Council, report #1: High Point murder-investigation progress; other cases

Detectives are making progress in West Seattle’s two most recent murder cases, new Southwest Precinct commander Capt. Pierre Davis told the West Seattle Crime Prevention Council tonight (our second report tomorrow will cover the rest of tonight’s meeting). In the Q/A period after his meeting-opening briefing, he was asked about three of the cases. First, in the December 14th blunt force/strangulation murder of 46-year-old Nga T. Nguyen at her High Point home, he said detectives “are working on something – hopefully they can bring something to a close very quickly.” He said that’s all he could say. Asked then about the New Year’s Eve shooting death of 40-year-old Stephen Jeffries Jr., Capt. Davis wasn’t quite that optimistic, but said detectives “know a lot more now” than they did on the chaotic night of the killing at a 16th/Barton party. Those were West Seattle’s only two murders in 2013, and the first ones since that of 51-year-old Greggette Guy more than a year and a half earlier; asked about that case, he said he hadn’t heard anything lately but would check. There are two other unsolved murders in this area – Kaari Higgins, who died three years ago after being found injured in her Fauntlee Hills home, and 24-year-old Jeremy Peck, last seen in a West Seattle bar three years ago, weeks before his body turned up on a Bainbridge Island beach. His death was added to the unsolved-murder list two years later.

If you have information on any Seattle homicide case, the SPD tip line is 206-233-5000 (or you can call 911).

5 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Prevention Council, report #1: High Point murder-investigation progress; other cases"

  • MMB January 21, 2014 (10:20 pm)

    My God: so many unsolved murders? Murders, period. Hard for me to fathom. I’ve read about each of them as they happened but for some reason this just hit me like a ton of bricks, reading about them all together.

  • Sandal40 January 22, 2014 (7:25 pm)

    I went to this meeting to find out what’s going on in our awesome town. I expected to go there with standing room only, nope, I was surprised to see only a handful of attendees. There is so much concern in comments about crime in West Seattle. Lets do whatever it takes to gain control of our city. I thought it was a good place for us to voice our concerns – directly with the police themselves – face to face. I heart West Seattle

    • WSB January 22, 2014 (7:35 pm)

      It is. I’ll have that second report up later tonight – with the rest of what was discussed – but as you saw, there was plenty of time for people to directly bring up concerns.

  • faceless January 23, 2014 (5:49 pm)

    Hey the other murder not listed here was the gal that came over from Kent and her body was found at the park on beach drive south side. I can’t remember the name of the park but add another unsolved murder to the list.

    • WSB January 23, 2014 (5:57 pm)

      That IS in this story – Greggette Guy, about seven lines from the end depending on what resolution you’re viewing in … TR

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