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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Development in Harps Murder Case

posted by on January 16 at 20:48 PM

The police have a “person of interest” in custody. The Seattle Times has the story:

The 29-year-old prison parolee has been in custody since Jan. 4 when he was picked up by the state Department of Corrections (DOC) for allegedly violating the terms of his community custody, this state’s version of parole. He was questioned that night by Seattle police because he resembles a sketch of the man seen leaving the scene where Shannon Harps was slain, the source said.

The man was booked in the King County Jail on Jan. 5, stemming from an allegation that he had been drinking on New Year’s Eve. The terms of his prison release forbid him from drinking alcohol, according to corrections officials.

Police are awaiting the results of DNA testing to determine whether the man is connected to Harps’ slaying, the source said. Assistant Police Chief Nick Metz declined to confirm or deny that the man is a person of interest. He said the case is still under investigation….

The Seattle man has a criminal history in Washington state and in Florida. He was convicted of felony harassment in King County in 2004.

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The local TV media have been showing a blurred out photo of him and have some details on him that aren't in that Time piece.

example: kiro's piece

Posted by stinkbug | January 16, 2008 9:15 PM

More from the P-I here.

Posted by Prospero | January 16, 2008 10:06 PM

Crime strikes close to home.
Can we say, don't give him death?
Winter hearts are cold.

Posted by unPC | January 16, 2008 10:08 PM

He has a child. Great. Now there's some genes that need passing on.

Posted by tsm | January 16, 2008 10:20 PM

He's still innocent, btw.

Might just be some unlucky schmo who looks like a police sketch.

Posted by Pat | January 16, 2008 10:33 PM

The Seattle times always has the story, you just copy and paste the details from their articles, then crow loudly about how lame their paper is.

Where does Jennifer Sullivan live? Kirkland perhaps? You'd better get on that, there might be enough material for an insult of some sort.

Posted by This is the new journalism | January 16, 2008 11:24 PM

@6: Don't be tossing around that word "journalism" just anywhere, now.

This ain't journalism. The Stranger may have some journalists in its stable, but Dan Savage is no journalist. Period.

Posted by Dan Ravaged | January 17, 2008 12:27 AM

you're all so snarky tonight.

Posted by superyeadon | January 17, 2008 1:19 AM

The Stranger is a pimp?

During one police sting in November 2006, police arrested 104 men who showed up at a ritzy downtown condo expecting to pay for sex. Nearly three-fourths of the men who were arrested on suspicion of patronizing a prostitute were responding to postings in the "erotic services" category on Craigslist. The rest were responding to escort ads found in the back pages of The Stranger and Seattle Weekly.

Posted by HaHa! | January 17, 2008 10:34 AM

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