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
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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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  • Created by: Darla Mays (Rodeogirl73)
  • Added: 9 Jul 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 20374323
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jennifer Marie “Jenni” Bastian (15 Apr 1973–4 Aug 1986), Find a Grave Memorial no. 20374323, citing Calvary Cemetery, Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Darla Mays (Rodeogirl73) (contributor 46771588) .