SEATTLE — Gregette Guy went for a walk along the beach in West Seattle a year ago Monday.
She never came back.
On Monday, Guy’s former husband and daughter gathered in West Seattle to celebrate the life of their mother at a Girl Scout Camp near River Ridge. As a troop leader, Guy used to bring her daughter to the camp. The troops honored her memory by raising a totem pole with Guy’s named carved into the side.
But even as the pole went up, it was hard for Guy’s daughter and husband to come to grips with the loss.
“I think about her everyday,” Dwight Guy said. “But there’s just something about, my God, it’s been a year and it’s kind of hitting us.”
Police believe Guy was murdered by a stranger. Wendy Colton, a neighborhood resident who works with the Girl Scouts, said she never before thought something like a murder could happen in her neighborhood.
“My own neighborhood, my streets, paths that I walk everyday,” Colton said. “My community is mourning for the crime that happened.”
Guy’s family is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the killer’s capture.