Crime Stoppers in Washington will be providing a billboard campaign to help solve and gain information in the death on 10 year old Adre’anna Jackson. The 10 year old went missing on December 2, 2005 and Adre’anna’s remains were found in a vacant lot on April 4, 2006.
Police have located and arrested Spencer Grant who is a “person of interest” in the death of Adre’Anna Jackson. Grant is not considered a suspect as he was in jail at the time of Adre’Anna Jackson’s disappearance.
LAKEWOOD – Police have arrested a person of interest in the death of a 10-year-old girl in Lakewood.
Lieutenant Bret Farrar says a tip led detectives to a house in Tillicum Monday night where they arrested Spencer Grant on outstanding warrants.
Grant is a transient who reportedly saw the bones in an empty lot before they were reported and identified two weeks ago as Adre’Anna Jackson.
UPDATE: Man linked to dead girl held
Investigators think Spencer Douglas Grant, 44, might have information about the girl’s death because he’s familiar with the undeveloped lot where her remains were discovered April 4. He’s not a suspect in Adre’anna’s death; he was in jail at the time.
Detectives wouldn’t say what Grant told them.
“He is cooperating,” Lakewood police Lt. Bret Farrar said, declining to elaborate.
Detectives planned to book Grant into the Pierce County Jail on outstanding, unrelated warrants after they finished questioning him.
(The News Tribune)
There are still no answers in the death of 10 year old Adre-Anna Jackson. Investigated have scoured the area where the remains of Adre-Anna Jackson were found. At this time there has yet to be determined a cause of death of the 10 year old 4th grader.
Medical examiners and a forensic anthropologist analyzed the 10-year-old girl’s remains while nearly 100 law enforcement officers, evidence technicians and volunteers combed through a brush-covered lot in Lakewood, looking for clues that might explain what happened to the Tillicum fourth-grader.
Although there are no suspects to this terrible crime, police are looking for a 44 year old man “person of interest,” Spencer Douglas Grant . According to police they believe that this man has information to a transient camp where the body of 10-year-old Adre’anna Jackson was found last week.
Saunders said Spencer Douglas Grant is not a suspect in Jackson’s death, but police believe he has information about the camp. “We believe that he’s aware of what’s going on at the camp,” Saunders said. (The Olympian)
Spencer Douglas Grant, Drifter sought in probe of girl’s death
Although Spencer “Spence” Douglass Grant is not considered a suspect at this time, authorities do want to talk to him as he is known to frequent this area. According to reports a woman identified as Grant’s mother is also worried of this where abouts.
Lakewood police said the man, Spencer Douglas Grant or “Spence,” is not a suspect in the girl’s death. He is a transient who frequents the vacant, overgrown lot where Adre’Anna’s skull and spine were found Tuesday by children playing. Police said they have reason to think he can help them.
“We hope he comes forward because he wants to do the right thing,” said Lakewood police Lt. Bret Farrar. “A lot of people do when it comes to children.”
Police are also hoping that a reward — which was raised to $60,000 yesterday when the FBI contributed $50,000 to the fund — will be an added incentive, Farrar said.
A woman who identified herself as Grant’s mother said she, too, is worried she doesn’t know his whereabouts. (Seattle Times)
After recent dental records confirmed that the remains that were found in Tillicum, WA as those of Adre’anna Jackson; Lakewood police are now being criticized for their searches.
Police conducted an extensive search last December in Lakewood for a missing ten-year-old girl.
But they were criticized at a community meeting last night for failing to search the empty lot where the girl’s bones were found this week.
Police Chief Larry Saunders says the overgrown lot about two miles from the girl’s home was not searched four months ago because it was not considered a very likely spot to find her. Tracking dogs showed no sign she might be there.
In hindsight, Saunders told the Lakewood meeting he wishes police had searched the lot.
The FBI is also been brought in to help investigate the death of Adre’anna Jackson.
Detectives continued to search the area for more bones and other evidence Wednesday. FBI investigators set up a grid to make sure their evidence recovery team scours every square inch of the footfall field-sized vacant lot where the bones were found, KIRO-TV reported.
The sad but all too often expected conclusion came today in the disappearance of 10 year old Adre’anna Jackson. Police confirmed today that the remains found the other day were that of Adre’anna Jackson. God bless and rest in peace.
Police said skeletal remains found Tuesday in Lakewood are those of Adre’anna Jackson, the 10-year-old girl who disappeared last December.
At a news conference, Lakewood Police Chief Larry Saunders said the remains were positively identified Wednesday and the parents of the girl have been notified.
“The death of a child is a tragedy for the entire community,” Saunders said. “We are deeply committed to turning over every stone, initiating every effort to restore justice in this situation and bring closure to the family and community.”
Remains are those of missing 10-year-old Lakewood girl
Pierce County officials have identified the skeletal remains found recently in Lakewood as belonging to Adre’Anna Jackson, a 10-year-old girl who went missing in December.
Police are scouring the 3-acre vacant field in which the remains were found in the Woodbrook neighborhood of Lakewood, and may be searching for clues there for several more days, said Lakewood police Lt. Bret Farrar.
He said it was too early to assume that Jackson was murdered and placed in the field. Accidental death is also a possibility, he said.
Body found by Lakewood kids is 10-year-old girl missing since December
Police confirmed Wednesday that human remains found near a school are those of a 10-year-old girl who vanished in December.
Adre’anna Jackson disappeared Dec. 2 while walking to Woodbrook Middle School about two miles from her family’s home in this Tacoma suburb.
Police in Tillicum, WA discovered the remains and human bones in Lakewood. There has been no confirmation; however, police are investigating whether the remains may be of missing 10 year old Adre-Anna Jackson.
Police are looking into the possibility that human bones discovered in Lakewood Tuesday may be connected to the disappearance of a 10-year-old girl late last year.
But they are cautioning that it’s too early to tell whether the remains belong to Adre’Anna Jackson, who was last seen in the Tillicum neighborhood of Lakewood Dec. 2.
According to Lakewood Police spokesman Bret Farrar, the bones were found at about 11:30 a.m. by children playing in a three-acre vacant field in the Woodbrook area of Lakewood.
According to reports, the remains which includes skeletal remains with teeth intact have been transported to the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s office. Wednesday will be the earliest that they may know if this is Adre’Anna Jackson.
Human remains found in Pierce County
Lakewood police Detective Mike Zaro said the body was “completely skeletized” and investigators don’t know the gender or age of what they found.
He said the remains were found in the 7400 block of 146th Street Southwest, about two miles from Adre’anna Jackson’s home. Jackson, 10, disappeared Dec. 2 while walking to school.
(The Seattle Times)
Remains Found In Missing Girl’s Neighborhood
The boys told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News, the skull they found “was the same size as our heads,” possibly indicating the remains are that of a child.
Neighbors in the area said they believe the remains found may be a missing 10-year-old Lakewood girl, Adre’Anna Jackson.
Hopefully the following will entice some one to come forward and provide information into the disappearance of Adre-Anna Jackson. The reward was increased to $10,000 in the disappearance of 10-year-old Adre-Anna Jackson.
Anonymous personal and business donations allowed Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers to increase the reward from $3,000 to $10,000 on Tuesday. The money is being offered for information on the whereabouts of the Tillicum girl who disappeared Dec. 2 while heading to school.
Lakewood police suspect the girl may be the victim of foul play and hope the increased reward money will bring in tips to help them find her.
“We’re hoping it shakes something loose,” detective Mike Zaro said. “That’s the hope of the donors also.”
Anyone with information about the boat or Adre-Anna’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 253-591-5959. Callers remain anonymous.
Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers has increased the reward being offered in the disappearance of 10-year-old Adre-Anna Jackson from $1000 to $3000.
Adre-Anna Jackson was last seen on December 2, 2005 walking to Tillicum Elementary School eventhough it was closed that due to overnight snow.
“We hope the increase in reward money will lead to more tips,” Lt. Bret Farrar said.
UPDATE from King 5
Video of search of Adre-Anna’s parents neighbor, Dave Jacobson
KING 5 News has learned that investigators looking for the missing Lakewood girls are tracking down new leads. They’re now examining evidence taken
Investigators have strong suspicions about Adre-Anna’s father and his friends.
According to Dave Jacobson, the police accused him of sexually abusing Adre-Anna.
Evidence report, underwear, bra and children’s pants. Police also found what to be “bone chips”
According to Dave Jacobson,
Jon Federici brought a yard cart and garbage can over to his house around the time Andre-Anna was last seen.
“He told me at the time it contained excess garbage and he could not dump it right away. And he wanted to store it over here.”
According to authorities the cart and garbage can were stored close to bags of cement on Jacobson’s property. Previously, Police had also seized empty cement bags in a dumpster.
Police did report finding three empty cement bags in a dumpster nearby during the search. But they say they do not believe they are connected to the investigation.
Jacobson has denied any allegations to abuse. Dave Jacobson claimed the underwear was that of an ex-girlfriend. The children’s pants belong to the ex-girl friends grand child.
Did Dave Jacobson not think any thing of Jon Federici wanting to store excess garbage on his property at the same time Adre-Anna Jackson went missing? One may be able to explain away the items the police found on his property, but not the lack of judgment of not questioning the garbage.
Police have searched the home of a friend of Adre-Anna Jackson’s parents as part of their investigation into the disappearance of the 10-year-old girl.
The home was searched Thursday, KIRO-TV reported. Police seized clothing and other items. The man told KIRO-TV that officers accused him of sexually molesting the girl. He denied the allegations.
Police have said that in addition to talking with Adre-Anna’s parents, they are questioning anyone the parents or their daughter knew as part of the investigation.
Case of missing girl, 10, baffles police
Frustration, fear and frayed nerves are plaguing the people who know Adre’Anna Jackson, a 10-year-old Tillicum girl who disappeared three weeks ago somewhere between home and school.
Detectives are working to identify and interview approximately 51 sex offenders who live in the immediate area, Farrar said. But it has been time-consuming since officers have had to confirm that the offenders were where they said they were at the time Adre’Anna disappeared, he said.
“Nobody’s been ruled out as a suspect, but then nobody’s risen to the level of a prime suspect,” he said. “We don’t have any good, solid information to lead us to one theory or another, so everything is still on the table.”
Anyone with a connection to Adre’Anna has been questioned and re-questioned, Farrar said. The FBI is involved in the search and put a national spotlight on Adre’Anna’s case, he said.