Family still searching for answers in West Seattle murder

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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.




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  • RIP

    Gregette Guy isnt the only "unsolved murder" in west seattle… what about jeremy peck? i think its bs shes the main focus of "unsolved murders" when my friend was taken on his walk home christmas eve from the admiral pub and spends almost a month in the ocean and he dosent even get mentioned…

  • STaylor

    I am, of course, very sorry this lady was murdered, however, a single murder was no reason to remove shrubbery and install blinding lights at Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook. Why must nature and everyone else suffer because a single individual is careless and goes wandering about in the dark at a relatively isolated location without protection? I've no doubt Ms. Guy was a fine lady who did a lot of good and I hope her killer is apprehended, however, the fact remains she was walking alone at night without a gun or other means of defending herself. Because the City and Parks Dept. overreacted, we have lost all that beautiful shrubbery, birds and other small animals have been displaced and there is even more light pollution in the area! Ms. Guy was a Girl Scout leader who appreciated nature – wonder what she would think of this unnecessary assault on the environment?