Coffield, 16 Years Old -
- On July 15, 1982, two boys riding their bicycles across a bridge
spotted the tennis shoes first of fully clothed body. Wendy Lee
Coffield, a dropout and runaway from Pierce County died by ligature
15, and his friend stopped on the bridge over the Green River to
rest. "The thing that caught my eye was tennis shoes. That
doesn't go away." They waded into the water, thinking it was
a mannequin, then they saw hair floating under water.
has a scrapbook of news clippings about the Green River killings.
has never been able to get that picture out of his mine.
was followed by nightmares and fears of walking near water areas
was investigated in connection with the strangulation deaths of
4 other females, ages 16 to 27, found over the previous 6 months
in King County.