This was one of the more interesting finds I've seen. There are 24 currently unsolved cold case murders in the Tri-Cities. Did you know we had that many unsolved murders? Hopefully these get solved soon!

John Roman
  • 1

    Edna Wright

    1960

    Edna Wright, 51, is found in her Richland residence stabbed 35 times to death.

  • 2

    Ivah McDonnell

    1971

    Ivah McDonnell, 60, found beaten and strangled in her Pasco home.

  • 3

    Viola D'Amico

    1972

    Viola D'Amico was found shot to death in her Pasco home at age 64.

  • 4

    Shannon Varley

    20 year-old Shannon Varley was found floating in a pond, shot to death.

  • 5

    Diane Merckx

    1977

    Diane Merckx, aged 20 was found in a shallow grave at Sacajawea Park.

  • 6

    Raymond Varela

    1981

    Raymond Varela was found stabbed to death at the railroad yards.

  • 7

    Susan Burnham

    1983

    Susan Burnham was found beaten to death near a rest stop.

  • 8

    Stanley Peterson

    1986

    Shot to death in his car on I-82.

  • 9

    Robert McDonald

    1986

    Found dead, floating in the Columbia River near the boat launch.

  • 10

    Edward Davis

    1987

    Found shot to death by multiple guns.

  • 11

    Tracy Lynn Smith

    1987

    Found dead in Pasco, aged 21, stabbed 40 times in the head, back, and torso area.

  • 12

    Jesus Cardenas

    1990

    Shot to death in Benton County.

  • 13

    David Gonzalez

    1990

    Shot to death in his driveway in Prosser.

  • 14

    Francisco Olalde

    1991

    Found strangled, hanging from side of a train car.

  • 15

    Ernesto Hernandez

    1991

    Found beaten to death in Pasco.

  • 16

    Evelyn Beagle

    1994

    Evelyn Beagle, 72, and her husband were tied up by robbers. Her husband got free, while she suffocated to death.

  • 17

    Avel Ayala Garcia

    Found shot to death in Franklin County.

  • 18

    Anna Pelayo

    1997

    Only 13 years old, Anna Pelayo was found shot in the back of the head. She was rushed to a Richland hospital, where she died.

  • 19

    Pedro Garcia

    1997

    Pedro Garcia was found dead in a field at 50 years old.

  • 20

    Juan Guzman Zuniga

    2000

    Juan Guzman Zuniga was taking out the trash when he was severely beaten. He later died from his injuries, unable to give officers any information.

  • 21

    Cassandra Ray

    2001

    Cassandra Ray was found beaten to death with a heavy object in her Kennewick residence.

  • 22

    Gregorio Lopez

    2002

    Found shot to dead in the street in Pasco by an assault rifle.

  • 23

    Juan Segoviano-Garcia

    2010

    Shot in the chest and burned in an orchard in Finley.

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