Linda Louise Jackson

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Above Images: Jackson, circa 1983

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 3, 1983 from Seattle, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: October 28, 1963
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Native American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Jackson may use the following aliases: Jeanette A. Alexander, Lynette Anderson, Taquisha Jackson, Latisha McNeal, Wylynda McNeal, Linda Jackson Wells and/or Wylynda Latasha Wells.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Jackson was last seen in Seattle, Washington on May 3, 1983. She has never been heard from again. Jackson was involved with prostitution at the time of her disappearance. She disappeared at the height of the Green River Killer's murders. She was never reported missing; her disappearance was discovered years later, the police sought her as a possible witness in the Green River case and found out her family hadn't heard from her in over a decade.

    The Green River Killer was eventually identified as Gary Leon Ridgway; a photo of him is posted below this case summary. In 2003, Ridgway pleaded guilty to 48 counts of murder and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. He claimed he killed all his victims in King County, Washington, almost all of them during the early- to mid-1980s. The bodies of several of his presumed victims have never been found. Many investigators believe Ridgway was responsible for more deaths than he claims.

    Authorities are continuing to investigate the cases of missing and murdered young women in Washington state, which they believe may be tied to Ridgway. If they can prove he was responsible for any murders outside of King County, he could be prosecuted and face the death penalty. No charges have been filed against anyone in Jackson's disappearance, but foul play is suspected.

    Ridgway
    Above: Gary Leon Ridgway in 2001

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    King County Sheriff's Office
    206-205-3432

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    Washington State Missing Persons Search
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    King County Sheriff's Office
    The Seattle Times

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 15, 2012; details of disappearance updated.

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