Edgy new billboard campaign aims to solve cold-case murders

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by New Day Producers

KING5.com

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 26 at 12:24 PM

The Seattle Police Department has teamed up with the Department of Justice and Crime Stoppers for a major campaign to help solve a number of cold case murders. The edgy "Who Killed Me" campaign features billboards and metro bus placards to help keep these cases in the spotlight and help generate tips that may lead investigators to the killers.

Assistant Chief Nick Metz from the Seattle Police Department joined Margaret to share what inspired the campaign and to talk more about several of the cold cases, including the deaths of:

Desmond Jackson, a young man who was shot and killed in the early hours of February 12, 2012 outside Club X at South Walker Street and Occidental Avenue South.

Danny Vega, a popular stylist and fixture in Seattle's Filipino community, who was attacked, beated and robbed by three men near Martin Luther King Jr. Way and South Othello Street on November 15, 2011. He died 12 days later in the hospital.

Nicole Westbrook, who was shot while walking through Pioneer Square with her boyfriend at around 2:00am on April 22, 2012. She had just moved to Seattle a couple of weeks before to attend culinary school.

You can find more information about these three and a number of other victims at the Seattle Police Department's new Catch a Killer website. Just click here.

If you think you have information about any of the cases mentioned here or on SPD's website, call their Homicide Tip Line:  206-233-5000. You do not have to give your name!

You can also leave anonymous tips via Crime Stoppers. Just click here.

Connect with the Seattle Police Department on Twitter: @SeattlePD

To learn more about Desmond Jackson, visit the Justice for Desmond Jackson page on Facebook.

To learn more about Nicole Westbrook, visit the Justice for Nicole Westbrook page on Facebook.

 

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