Congressman Adam Smith (D-Tacoma) is pleased to congratulate the King County Sheriff’s Office, the Green River Task Force and King County Sheriff Dave Reichert on solving the nation’s largest serial killer case. Over the last 20 years, detectives have worked through thousands of tips, followed up on missing women cases, collected thousands of pieces of evidence and eliminated potential suspects.

“I hope that the conclusion of this case will bring a sense of closure and comfort to the families of the victims,” Smith said. “I am proud of the efforts by the men and women involved in solving this case. Over the last few years, I am pleased that my staff and I were able to secure federal funds to help bring this case to a successful conclusion.”

Since fiscal year 2002, Smith was able to secure $750,000 for the King County Sheriff’s Office for DNA testing  and electronic records, which aided detectives in eliminating suspects and gathering evidence.  Smith was also instrumental in securing funding for task force members based upon the extraordinary scope and magnitude of the investigation.

“These grisly murders have haunted my state and district for over 20 years.  I am thankful that the case has been solved.”