A cold case heats up

Police may be getting closer to solving the 1991 murder of 16-year-old Sarah Yarborough. I was editor at the Federal Way News for 14 years and very few news events — maybe none — stick in my mind like Sarah Yarborough’s murder. It was an unthinkable loss for the family and a shattering event for the community. One day Federal Way felt free and safe. The next day it didn’t. Det. Jim Doyon visited our office about five years after the murder to provide some new detail (I don’t recall all the specifics) that he wanted us to publish in hopes of flushing out the killer. I was impressed then that the police had not given up and even more impressed now that they still haven’t.  This moving story was written in 2002 by former colleague Sean Robinson.

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