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ALERT **** Murderer-rapist Warren Forrest up for parole May 17, 2017

ALERT **** Murderer-rapist Warren Forrest up for parole May 17, 2017

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DOC Number: 287319
Offender Name: FORREST, WARREN L
Location: Washington State Prison

The case in detail here

Please show your support by attending this parole hearing and notify all news media locally and nationally.

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Vigils planned for Wash. women long missing, presumed murdered

Families find unity in sorrow that’s endured for years

November 26, 201

Friends and family members of two missing Vancouver women are planning a vigil on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Fort Vancouver High School.

Jamie Grissim was a 16-year-old Fort Vancouver student who disappeared Dec. 7, 1971 while walking home from school.

Carolyn Killaby vanished on Nov. 11, 1995.

The vigil is scheduled from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the high school’s parking lot, 5700 E. 18th St.

“It will be the 40th anniversary of her disappearance, in December 1971,” said Starr Lara, Grissim’s sister.

“This will be her first vigil,” said Lara, who now lives in Hillsboro, Ore. “When she disappeared, I was her only family, and I was 14. I didn’t know what to do.”

Lara said she will speak at the vigil, adding, “This is kind of new to me.”

One of Grissim’s childhood friends is also scheduled to speak.

Though the Grissim and Killaby cases aren’t related, Lara said she has been a friend of one of Killaby’s sisters’ for more than 10 years.

An announcement for the vigil said that besides an opportunity for the families to remember Grissim and Killaby, it will be an expression of hope that someday “they can give a proper funeral service to their missing loved ones.”

The public, and other families with missing loved ones, are invited to attend.

Frustrating searches

Investigators have said they believe Grissim was the first victim of a Vancouver man suspected of killing at least six women.

Her remains were never found. However, sheriff’s investigators found her purse and her identification in remote Dole Valley, about a mile from where the remains of two other young women were found.

Warren Forrest, who was convicted of one of the homicides in 1979, is eligible for parole in 2014. He has not been charged with the murder of Grissim.

Killaby was 34 when she was reported missing in 1995. While her body was never found, Dennis Keith Smith was convicted of aggravated murder after traces of her blood were found in his vehicle.

Smith hanged himself at the Washington State Penitentiary in 2004.


In Loving Memory of Carolyn Killaby

Carolyn Killaby

Details: On November 11, 1995, Carolyn Killaby vanished after her husband Dan left their Vancouver, Washington home. Two days later, Dan found her car in the parking lot of a local bar and learned from the bar maid that she had seen Carolyn on the night of November 11. A man named Dustin Johnson read the newpaper and learned about Carolyn’s disappearance and found that a man named Dennis was seen with Carolyn the night she vanished, and he believed that Dennis was his uncle, Dennis Keith Smith, who was on parole for the murder of Dustin’s mother Patricia. Dan called detectives and found that Dennis Keith Smith was the man that was with Carolyn the night she vanished, and Dan realized that his wife was probably dead.

A witness said that Dennis tried to make a move on Carolyn, but she was too drunk to realize what was happening, and the two walked out of the bar and vanished. Three days after Carolyn vanished, Dennis was interviewed, and detectives became suspicious. He claimed that a stranger threatened him and the man took Carolyn, but police didn’t believe it. When authorities looked at Dennis’s brand new truck, they found a giant hole in the passenger seat, which was probably lit by a torch. Also, the seat cover and carpeting was removed, and detectives believed that Carolyn was probably killed by Dennis in the truck, but they did not have enough evidence to prove it and he was let go. When detectives did find enough evidence to charge Dennis with murder, he had vanished.

Dennis Keith Smith

Suspects: Dennis Keith Smith

Results: Solved. Smith was watching Unsolved Mysteries with two people he had met while he was under the alias David Sanborn. Smith was arrested by the New Smyrna Beach Police in Florida after a traffic stop on February 4, 1997. During questioning, he tried to escape, he reached for the officers gun and was shot to the neck by another police officer. After dying and being revived twice, Smith survived and went to trial. He recieved a seventy year sentence and ninety years for parole violation. He committed suicide in prison in November 2005. Carolyn’s body has never been found.

Carolyn’s family has purchased a burial plot but her body is not buried here.

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