Saturday, October 25, 2008

Body of 17-year-old found in Lake Ballinger

On Tuesday, October 21, police pulled the body of 17-year-old Britney R. Galindez from the waters of Lake Ballinger. The Seattle P.I. reports that Britney, also known by the nickname "Hyper," had last been seen on October 13 at the Northgate Transit Station to Everett. Her family had already filed a missing person report, but had not heard from her since then.

Other reports linked her to local gangs. Britney had called police earlier this year, saying she was being recruited to join the street gang Mara Salvatrucha by member Sarah Black, who had been convicted as the driver in a south Everett shooting in June of this year. That shooting, in turn, was believed to be retaliation for a shooting at the Northgate Mall in Seattle last February.

Link to Seattle P.I. article here.

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