Second Tacoma Homicide of 2012: Wayne Williams

On March 18 or 19th Wayne Williams entered a room in a house on the 2300 block of Tacoma Avenue South. It was the last place he’d be seen alive. He was 54 years old. He was there with a 27-year-old acquaintance named John Jones who lived with his mother. Jones and Williams did drugs together according to Jones’ statement. On Tuesday March 20th, Jones slept out on the couch rather than in his room. The following day Jones’ mother went into his room after smelling a fowl odor. There she found the body of Wayne Williams. His head and legs had been severed with a handsaw and placed into bags.

Jones has offered various scenarios as to how Williams died. Evidence shows that Wayne tried to fight off his attacked and was eventually strangled to death.

The death of Wayne Williams marks the first homicide in a few weeks for the city of Tacoma. Unfortunately, at this time there isn’t a lot of information about who Wayne Williams was or why he met such a gruesome end. Prosecutors say that the severing of his legs and hands would have taken hours with the handsaw the found in Jones’ room.

As always, if you knew Wayne Williams, the comment section is for you to share your memories of him. I moderate the comments to avoid unwelcome or offensive comments.

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3 responses to “Second Tacoma Homicide of 2012: Wayne Williams

  1. We are looking for an obituary, or more details, on whether this is our old friend Wayne. The age and location, and unfortunately the situation, sound like him. Before he became involved in drugs, Wayne was a wonderful, loving friend who would give you the shirt off his back. He was a big, happy, teddy bear of a guy who was always there with a hug when you needed it. He introduced me to my husband, and for that I will always be grateful. If this is “our” Wayne, he was known in our circle for having fun parties out in the Gig Harbor area, being a constant companion, helper and friend to a blind man, and being loved by everyone who knew him. We are so deeply saddened by this news, we had been hoping to hear he had turned his life around.

    • YES GIG HARBOR IS RIGHT HE USE TO LIVE OUT THAT WAY AND COME INTO TOWN TO VISET OUR LOCAL CASINOS HE WAS A GOOD FRIEND TO ME AND MY MOTHER SANDRA TO BAD THINGS LIKE THIS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE

  2. how do you not no if its him or not?

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