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Two years after young mother’s murder, Tacoma detectives plead for help finding killer

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TACOMA — Detectives are asking for your help finding out who shot and killed a young mother and left her body in an alley exactly two years ago.

Tyliah Young

Tyliah Young

22-year-old Tyliah Young was shot in the head multiple times. It was the first homicide of 2013 in Tacoma.

Her father reported her missing two days before she was found in an alley off S. Ainsworth Avenue near Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood.

Young had two daughters, ages five and seven.

“We’ve worked a couple of possible different suspects and hopefully it’s just going to take that one additional tip that gets us what we need in order to make an arrest,” said Officer Loretta Cool with Tacoma Police.

Detectives specifically want to know who she was with and what she was doing between January 5th and 13th.

“We want the public to know that this is still an active and ongoing investigation, that we have tracked down all the leads that have already come in,” Cool said. “We’re hoping that there are more out there. No one should have to end their life that way and we would like to bring some resolution to her family and make sure the person responsible for this crime is put away.”

If you have any information that can help solve this young mother’s murder, call an anonymous tip into:
CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-222-TIPS

You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest.

CLICK HERE for information on how to TEXT A TIP to Crime Stoppers

You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.

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