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Man arrested in 1989 kidnapping, rape and murder of Amanda Stavik

Discussion in 'Cold Cases' started by Uno2Much, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Cold case solved? Man arrested in 1989 murder, rape of Washington teen

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Detectives arrested a man on Tuesday in a cold case that has haunted a Washington state county for almost 30 years.

    After investigating thousands of leads, Sheriff Bill Elfo said deputies arrested Timothy Forrest Bass, 50, of Everson, on suspicion of the first degree murder, first degree kidnapping and first degree rape.

    Read more at: http://wtvr.com/2017/12/13/cold-case-solved-man-arrested-in-1989-murder-rape-of-washington-teen/

    Bass was arrested based on a DNA match. Amanda "Mandy" Stavik, 18, disappeared while walking her dog and her body was later found. Bass lived near the Stavik home. The sheriff emphasized that the investigation is still active and they are still seeking information from the public. I hope this arrest will lead to justice for Amanda and her family!
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  2. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

    Franz. Is Last Name. 50 Yrs Old. He was YOUNG. In Washington. You can be Charged with 1st Degree Murder, if You leaving a Crime Scene "Causes the Death of a Person". He Raped Her after Abducting Her, and left Her to Die is what happened. Trial set for April. Faces 20 to Life.
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  3. Whatsnext

    Whatsnext Well-Known Member

  4. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

  5. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma Believer of Miracles

    Three decades after 18-year-old Mandy Stavik was murdered in Whatcom County, her killer was brought to justice.

    On Friday, a jury found Timothy Bass guilty of raping and murdering Stavik in 1989 before dumping her body in the south fork of the Nooksack River.

    Jurors deliberated for just over one day before delivering a verdict.

    Stavik went missing after going for a jog with the family dog on Thanksgiving Day. The dog returned three hours later, but Stavik did not. Three days later her body was found in the river. She had been hit in the head and had apparently drowned.

    Bass, who lived down the road from Stavik in Deming, was arrested in 2017 several years after he became a suspect. He had refused to give police a DNA sample, but a coworker helped police get a sample off a plastic cup.

    Kimberly Wagner took a Coke can Bass used at work and turned it over to police.

    "When I suspected that it was Tim, I had to do the right thing for Mandy, her mom, for the community, [and] for her friends," Wagner said.

    The DNA matched evidence recovered from Stavik’s body. However, Bass had claimed that he had consensual sex with Stavik several hours before she disappeared.

    Bass did not testify in his own defense.

    Longtime prosecutor Dave McEachran came out of retirement to try this case for free.

    Bass, who is in his early 50s, faces more than 26 years in prison. A sentencing date has not been set yet.

    RELATED: Medical examiner has change of heart in Whatcom County teen's cold case murder

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