Editor's note: An arrest was made for this murder on April 10, 2019. Click here for more information: Arrest made in 1972 Jody Loomis homicide cold case.
Mill Creek resident Chuck Wright gave the following discourse at the September 3, 2013, Mill Creek City Council meeting.
“On March 17, 2005, eight years ago, I started my weekly volunteer work with the Snohomish County Sheriff's cold murder case team. My job was to review around 65 cold murder cases and then give my input regarding, which of these cases had a high probability of being solved.”
“One of the first cases I reviewed was that of a 20-year-old woman by the name of Jody Loomis.”
“On August 23, 1972, and to be exact 41 years and 11 days ago, Jody Loomis was riding her bicycle to where she boarded her horse, which was off of 35th Avenue SE around the Sunset Road area.”
“From her house on Winesop Road Jody peddled to North Road, then from North Road down 164th and across Bothell (now Bothell-Everett Highway) up Penny Creek Road (now Mill Creek Road). Then Jody, for an unknown reason about 3/10 of a mile up the Penny Creek Road, she took a left onto a possible logging trail and it was here that 2 individuals found her. She had been raped and shot in the head. She later died on the way to the hospital.”
“There is now an unrelated bench, just off the sidewalk where one can look down into the ravine and by moving one's eyes just a little east, a person can visualize where this murder took place.”
“One can ask: Why is Chuck Wright bringing this cold murder case to the attention of this council? To answer that question here is why I am doing this:”
- “For some reason Jody Loomis’ murder has touched my soul.”
- “It is an unsolved murder that happened in what is now my city.”
- “I wish to motivate people to once again talk about Jody Loomis’ murder, in the hopes that someone will come forward with new ideas on how we can solve this solvable cold murder case.”
“I am handing out some Cold Murder Case playing cards to you, where you will find Jody Loomis’ picture on the TEN of hearts.”
“Rather than go into the dynamics of how we came to use playing cards to help us solve cases, it is suffice to say that they have already help us to resolve two of our cases.”
“I hope you use the cards and talk about Jody Loomis’ murder case too.”
“Any tips can be left on the tip line at 425-388-3845.”
“Thank you for your attention.”