Times Watchdog

Times Watchdog is a series of investigative reports promoting good government, bringing questionable practices to light and holding authorities and the powerful accountable to the public.

In the Dark: A young mother and son slain. Surprising evidence. A family’s 25-year wait for answers.

Prologue Feb. 25, 2019, Renton She sat in a parked sport-utility vehicle outside Renton City Hall, while her sister paid a water bill. As she waited, her eyes fixed on an entrance marked by a familiar sign: POLICE. Since that day nearly a quarter-century ago, Vianne Falcon had visited the city’s Police Department at least...

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