News Somebody’s Mother
posted by June 14 at 17:04 PMon
In this week’s paper, I covered a woman’s bizarre death in Lake City. Today, I got a call from her 26 year-old son. Obviously, this is a rough time for the family and it seems they’ve been kept in the dark by SPD and the King County Medical Examiner. I shared what I could and I’ll be posting some follow ups soon.
It’s easy to get callous about things like this when they come through the fax machine on a daily basis. I’ll totally cop to the flippant tone of the article which, frankly, was due to my utter shock and disbelief as I read the police report.
This morning, I got an email from KROQ, asking if I’d be interested in appearing on their morning show to talk about the article. I can’t imagine anything less appealing than cracking wise about this woman’s death with a couple of shock jocks during drive time.
The icing on the cake came this afternoon. I found out that a well known Portland blogger linked my story with the headline “Nappy Headed Dead-Ho.”
My sincerest condolences go out to the woman’s six children.