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Justice for Quixote

$30,274 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 627 people in 5 months
COMBINED REWARD $26000 (see below)

I created an evidence website today (12/30/17). THIS IS VERY GRAPHIC CONTENT. It is disturbing and violent and heart wrenching. But we need help solving the crime and find this killer. The police have no leads. www.aprilbrown.com/justice-for-quixote


We want to believe there will be an arrest and conviction and sentencing. We want to know who among us could stomp and beat a cat, leave and come back to finish Quixote off. You've seen the evidence. This was a very brutal crime. Quixote did not die during the first or second beating. The killer paused (or left) in between stompings. There is actually a stacking of footprints on Quixote's bloodied parts imprinted in the flooring. The hearing witness heard the noise stop and start twice with 3 distinctive pounding sessions. We see the massive number of bootprints and blood spatter. Please share this story and help us catch the Shoreline Cat Killer and get justice for Quixote.

We know the killer cased the scene. We believe we may even recognize him and that he's been in this neighborhood before. Other crime solvers believe the killer lives nearby and others think it was opportunist. Some believe the killer had a grudge against the previous owner. A second person, possibly a female staged the scene after the killing.

I believe the killer knew Quixote was with us and wanted to steal him. He came prepared and knew he had plenty of time to kill. He killed in plain view of the street. He boldly killed with so much force he woke the hearing witness around 3:00 AM. Unfortunately no one called the police. The killer had time to stage the scene and carry Quixote's still living body to the dumpster. Quixote died suffering and surrounded by garbage. 

This person needs to be caught. Now.

REWARD UPDATE
For the arrest and charges:
$1000 David Rose 
$5000 Seattle Humane Society

For the arrest and conviction:
$10,000 Private Donor
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We have an evidence website . I warn you it is very graphic. Please do not view if you are not able to deal with extreme animal cruelty. I warn you. DO NOT OPEN THE LINK unless you know you are able to cope with what you find. It is horrific and no child should view this page. I've included many many warnings before the disturbing content can be seen. Our goal is to keep this story alive and in front of the media and our citizenry. https://www.aprilbrown.com/justice-for-quixote/

THE KILLER HAS NOT BEEN FOUND.
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BAD BAD BAD NEWS!!!

Dear Supporters, It is with a heavy and broken heart that I share with you the email we received from Dectective John Hawkins:

Hawkins, John
1:39 PM (18 hours ago)

to Erin, me
Good Afternoon Ladies,

I hope the cats are doing ok with this cold snap we have had.

I got the results back from the State Lab showing DNA was pulled from the front paw. That DNA was good enough to upload into CODIS but no matches were found. CODIS keeps that sample and will notify us when that profile match is ever entered into the system again. Also, the DNA was from a female. I think it is likely from a staff member or a volunteer. I am not ruling out a female doing this but it is statistically out of norm.

I hope you ladies had a good Christmas in spite of all of this.

Best wishes for a better year,

John

Detective John Hawkins
King County Sheriff's Office
Major Crimes Unit
500 4 AV #200
Seattle, WA 98104
Office: 206-477-2224
Cell: 206-255-7157
Fax: 206-205-5120

We are sickenly sad. We had hopes that between the private Seriological lab in California, the King County so-called "expert animal DNA" collection and the State Crime Lab that some evidence would lead to this horrific killer. King County Animal Control completely botched the DNA collection and literally mangled the body during the collection process. We should have never trusted KCAC to touch Quixote's body first. I have experiences with this agency in the past and know first hand they cannot be trusted, nor is the leadership honest and capable. BUT, I gave them a second chance with Quixote. My mistake. We cooperated with law enforcement. We kept our mouth shut. We didn't interfere with the investigation. We wasted 4 months of critical time. Let our lesson be a lesson for everyone.

We have not given up and we believe there must be something we can do to flush out this horrific human being. I know there are many brilliant minds reading our posts. I know many of you are connected to law enforcement and a few are financially in a position to be creative. Maybe you can do a better job of getting the word out than we have. Maybe you can find an ad agency who will come up with a clever campaign. Maybe you know someone who will put up billboards or buy ads. Maybe you know a private investigator who will take this case. Maybe those of you who write will tell this story in a hundred places on the internet. Maybe you can go rogue and be more effective than we have. We need sane competent help. We can't let this crime go unsolved.

I confess that all of us who volunteer at Whisker City work full time at other jobs and the rest of our time is devoted to shelter upkeep and animal care. We are stretched pretty thin. Again, our hope has always been that someone would be revealed through solid police work.

KCAC told me they solve 80% of all reported animal crimes. This is a flat out lie. KCAC Sergeant told Erin and I that they have the best animal DNA specialist in the United States. Another lie. Their expert botched the DNA collection. Further, KCAC has not called us one time since the crime, nor have they assisted in the investigation. We had to count on you - our supporters to pay for further DNA collection. Erin videotaped the body and the procedure. WE know first hand they did not follow procedure. The condition of Quixote's body was disgusting. KCAC literally folded him into 3 parts! And they did not test his claws as promised. We had to pay to have all that extra testing done. Now you know why these idiots never arrest and convict animal killers. They are complete dopes allowing King County to be a safe haven for animal abusers and killers. King County Animal Control failed to full fill their promise to us. They are incompetent, negligent and more concerned about image than investigating criminal conduct.

The killer is living among us. He may be walking by our shelter every day. He could be a neighbor. He could be known to the former owner and the active adopter. He could have visited our shelter and come back to steal Quixote. He could be mentally ill - obviously - and he could strike again. This time he might kill one of our volunteers. I cry as I write this out of frustration, and unrelenting guilt and loss. I speak for all the volunteers when I say, we are so sorry this happened. We are so sorry we were so trusting. We are so sorry the Quixote suffered during the beating and had to slowly died in the dumpster, alone among the garbage. We are so so sorry.

We've used your donations to create a fortress of security. We paid for all the outside DNA testing, body transport back and forth, the private Seriologists trip to Seattle and back.

We are sad but we are also angry. This crime was not taken seriously by law enforcement from the outset. KCAC is a joke and should be held accountable for their stupidity and lack of professionalism. They use taxpayer's money and donations to regulate private shelters and they abuse us in the process. We trusted those useless investigators. They are not crime solvers. I've dealt with this agency's foolishness for 26 years and I know first hand they are not held accountable by anyone. Worse they punish small groups, collect licensing fees and charge us for inspections and abuse us in the process. They lied to us from the very beginning and the upper management needs to be exposed. The field officers know exactly what I'm talking about.

We are creating a website with all the evidence. It will be hard to look at. Hard to believe. Hard to absorb. You need to know what we know. You need to help us give Justice for Quixote
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It has been 3 months since this horrific and brutal killing of Quixote. We had all the DNA tests available completed. There is news to report but I have been asked to keep it quiet for now. Apparently there are leads. I will let you know what I know once I'm cleared to tell you. Thank you for your support.
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I spoke with Detective John Hawkins today. He assures me he is working leads. People keep telling me how hard it is to prosecute animal cases any way and that I should just move on. I agree and I wish I could. I can't dismiss the fear, anger and uneasiness that crime smeared on our lives. Those of us who work at Whisker City see the crime scene every day. We preserve the murder scene just in case we need more DNA and evidence for the trial. We want to believe there will be an arrest and conviction and sentencing. We want to know who among us could stomp and beat a cat, leave and come back to finish Quixote off. You've seen the evidence. There is actually a stacking of footprints on Quixote's blood imprints. The neighbor said she heard the noise stop and start twice with 3 distinctive pounding sounds. We see the massive number of bootprints. We know the killer cased the scene. We believe we may even recognize him. Other crime solvers believe the killer lives nearby and some believe the killer had a grudge against the previous owner. The killer knew Quixote was there and that he had plenty of time to kill. He killed in plain view of the street. He boldly killed with so much force he woke the neighbors around 3:00 AM. Unfortunately no one called the police. The killer had time to stage the scene and carry Quixote's still living body to the dumpster. Quixote died suffering and surrounded by garbage.

This person needs to be caught. Now. I know we can help the police solve this case. I want to raise so much reward money that the killer will turn himself in.

http://aldf.org/blog/prosecuting-animal-cruelty-cases-is-not-that-hard/
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