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Wash. Trooper's 1998 Death Ruled Homicide


An inquest jury has overturned the initial ruling that Washington state Trooper Ronda Reynolds' death was a suicide, and ruled it a homicide. This KOMO investigation from 2008 covers the details of the case.

October 20, 2011
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Tags: Washington State Patrol


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michael @ 10/20/2011 6:06 PM

Wow, what the hell is going on here. It sounds to me as if the husband is a suspect and why did the police/sheriff comply with a threat from her husbands attorney. This sounds like a homicide to me and I would ask the FBI to investigate the case. This stinks, how many suicides have you ever investigated with a female shooting themselves in the head?
Defiantly has some suspicious circumstances.

Bob@Az. @ 10/20/2011 7:19 PM

Sniff,sniff...sure smells like a big time cover up. The Officer was a Firearms Instructor! Would you use a .32 S&W to commit suicide? It looks like hubby has friends in some VERY high places. I think Mom should call the Feds, which is not something I would normally suggest, but it looks like a department "oops" that goes all the way up. Really sad.

DaveSAM25G @ 10/20/2011 10:20 PM

The person quoted out of New York has the national bible on investigations like former LAPD Detective Pierce Brooks on officer safety! This is another unsupported investigation Ruling...Too many disconnects GSR-Blowback, smuges, hand used, alarm clock etc etc.. - everything in this reports leads to believe otherwise...Good article very educationa KOMO-POLICE On-linel!!

Morning Eagle @ 10/21/2011 10:57 AM

What the H*#^ took so long to figure out this was not a suicide and why was the lead detective (who knew it was not suicide told by his agency to drop it? Was the coroner simply incompetent or .... did someone get to him? This whole thing stinks to high Heaven. As a former State Trooper myself, I am glad Trooper Reynolds' mother persisted and FINALLY got someone to pay attention and clear her daughter’s name of the stigma of suicide. Hopefully enough evidence has been preserved to convict whoever did this. It appears to have clearly been a premeditated act followed by purposeful alterations of evidence to try to make it look like what it wasn’t. That should demand the death penalty for her killer(s), especially if her husband is the one who pulled the trigger. He knew he was stealing the rest of her life but has remained free for another thirteen years. NO plea deals should even be considered!

scpdblue @ 10/21/2011 11:55 AM

Being they found no prints not even smug marks on the firearm did they bother to check to see if there was GSR--Gun Shot Residue on her hand?

R @ 10/31/2011 5:34 PM

So sad.

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