Kenmore woman was murdered by own brother who stuffed chopped parts in suitcase and set it on fire, say police
Jamie Haggard was 27 at the time she disappeared in June 2016. For the entire duration of the investigation, authorities had considered her disappearance to be suspicious since her cell phone and credit cards were not used since she vanished.
KENMORE, WASHINGTON: The half-brother of Jamie Haggard whose body was found burnt and stuffed into a suitcase has been found to be the one behind her murder, prosecutors have revealed.
Jamie was 27 at the time she disappeared in June 2016. For the entire duration of the investigation, authorities had considered her disappearance to be suspicious since her cell phone and credit cards were not used since she vanished.
The case had turned cold until a new tip resulted in the King County Sheriff's Office re-searching a home located in Kenmore in 2017.
In May 2018, a litter crew who was collecting trash along a Snohomish County road came across human remains that were dismembered and partially burned inside a suitcase.
At the time the suitcase was discovered, the cops had no idea whose remains they were. The remains were so decomposed that sheriff's deputies were unable to tell the gender of the person. A blanket was also found nearby.
Around two months after the discovery, a medical examiner was able to confirm that the remains were that of Jamie who had died due to homicidal violence.
The King's County Sheriff's Office shared that major crime detectives had spoken to witnesses who said that Jamie had a "volatile relationship" with her brother, David Haggard, as reported by the Seattle Times.
The witnesses also added that the half-siblings had been arguing about living arrangements at the Kenmore house when Jamie vanished in 2016. Around two days before she disappeared, she had told her boyfriend that she was scared for her life.
Another roommate of hers had called the cops after David sent him a picture of Jamie tied up inside a bathtub. When the police arrived on the scene, Jamie denied that her brother had harmed her.
Detectives revealed that David was already in the King County Jail on unrelated charges. He is now being charged with second-degree murder in Jamie's death.