In the early morning hours of August 1st, 25-year-old Ty Jenkins was walking to his car in the Emerald Queen Casino’s South parking lot. Someone approached him and fired multiple shots, killing him. Tribal police were on the scene in minutes and saw someone running away, but the individual could not be located. Ty is the twentieth Tacoma homicide this year.
Ty was from Las Vegas. He came from a loving and close family. He was an eldest son and a father. I wish that I could tell you more about what happened to him, but even months later, the facts of his death remain largely unknown or at least not revealed to the public. As Ty’s murder occurred on tribal land, the FBI is investigating the case.
On the afternoon of July 27, 2020 50-year-old Diana Davis was tending her plot in a community garden off of South 21st and Proctor. She’d found a large tomato she thought she might use for dinner that evening, but that would never happen.
Diana’s friends and family noticed when they were unable to get in touch with her the next day but didn’t think a lot of it. The next night, everything changed.
Around 11pm on July 29th, Diana’s silver Impala was found engulfed in flames in an alleyway in downtown Tacoma, miles away from the garden she where she was last seen and nowhere near any place that Diana frequented. There was no sign of Diana.
Diana’s body would not be found until August 5th more than sixty miles away in a desolate area near Snoqualmie Pass. Nearly nine months later, it remains a mystery what happened to Diana Davis after she left the community garden on South 21st and Proctor.
Diana is the 19th homicide of 2020. Every homicide leaves behind dozens of friends and family enduring an unimaginable sense of loss, but there is an added trauma when there are no answers as to what happened or who was responsible for the loss of a loved one.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 cash reward for information in the death of Diana Davis. You can remain completely anonymous. The number is 1-800-222-TIPS(8477). You can also submit a tip using the P3 Tips app on your smart phone.
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