Thursday, April 03, 2008

UW student murdered

Yesterday a UW student was found murdered in her home. It's the second unsolved murder by stabbing of the year. Police have hinted that the murderer(s) might have chosen their victim at random. There's also another downtown murder from last year that remains unsolved. Police haven't released many details about that case.

It's kind of scary. I used to live exactly 1 block away from where yesterday's murder occurred. That part of town is largely student housing (though some new condo's have gone up recently) - i.e. the homes are old, and poorly kept. Security features are almost non-existent.

For the time being, the police have increased their presence in the downtown-campus area. That's nice, but I'll feel a whole lot safer when they catch this guy.

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