Jennifer Marie “Jenni” Bastian

Jennifer Marie “Jenni” Bastian

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death
4 Aug 1986 (aged 13)
Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Burial
Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID
20374323 View Source

At 13, Jennifer was training for a YMCA bicycle tour of Lopez Island. She and a friend would ride the 30 blocks to the park, complete Five Mile Drive at Point Defiance, then head home.
It was Aug. 4, 1986, and Jennifer Bastian was not home by 6, 7 or 9 p.m. The Bastians called neighbors, friends and 911. She was last seen bicycling, a favorite activity.
Twenty-eight days after Jennifer Bastian disappeared, officers discovered her body 20 yards off the path at Point Defiance, in a depression where a giant tree had fallen. She was sexually molested, then strangled.
Her murder is no longer unsolved. Her killer confessed and was sentenced to 26-1/2 yrs in prison. His name shall not be mentioned.

At 13, Jennifer was training for a YMCA bicycle tour of Lopez Island. She and a friend would ride the 30 blocks to the park, complete Five Mile Drive at Point Defiance, then head home.
It was Aug. 4, 1986, and Jennifer Bastian was not home by 6, 7 or 9 p.m. The Bastians called neighbors, friends and 911. She was last seen bicycling, a favorite activity.
Twenty-eight days after Jennifer Bastian disappeared, officers discovered her body 20 yards off the path at Point Defiance, in a depression where a giant tree had fallen. She was sexually molested, then strangled.
Her murder is no longer unsolved. Her killer confessed and was sentenced to 26-1/2 yrs in prison. His name shall not be mentioned.


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