Tuesday, July 14, 2009
On July 14th, 2004, Bingo, a 4-year-old, green, Marshmallow Easter Peep, was discovered dead in her bed by her adopted son Axel and Bingo's older sister, Bandy.
Bingo, who’d lived in Friday Harbor all her life, had been stabbed with a small, plastic K-Bar knife. She was young and, having died without a husband, left her son in the care of her pink marshmallow sister.
Five years have passed, and her murder remains unsolved to this day.
Axel, a 6-year-old, neutered, Domestic Short Hair who works for QFC, says he is ready to talk about the horrific incident in the hopes police can bring the murderer(s) to justice.
Now an adult, this photo of Axel was taken days after the horrific crime
“All I can remember is seeing the mask and a person run out the front door,” he stated to police in a new interview this afternoon. “That mask, it was the one from the movie Scream. Whoever murdered my mother…(they) were wearing it.”
Retired homicide cop Jamie Gamer said both Friday Harbor police and the FBI first worked on the case, despite the fact the federal government has no jurisdiction in local murder cases.
At first police could find no one matching the description given them by young Axel. That Halloween, more than 47 suspects were rounded up by police, all matching the description given by young Axel.
Bandy says her sister is always in her thoughts
Due to lack of evidence in the matter, all suspects were let go but their candy was confiscated, fought over, and eaten by detectives.
“I miss her each and every day,” said sister Bandy, a pink Marshmallow Peep who teaches Greek to honor students at Meadowdale High School. “We built this house together and it will always be empty now.”
“This has been an unsolved murder case for five years now,” Axel said. “Halloween sucks for me until this is over. The thought of candy corn or Pixy Stix makes me sick.”
According to police, Bingo’s murder was one of what is now believed to be a series of nine murders which occurred in 2004. In one case, a yellow Marshmallow
Easter Peep was killed in a microwave.
Clues found at the scene in 2004 led nowhere
Sources said all of the victims were either Marshmallow Peeps who lived in a 15-mile radius.
All nine victims were stabbed, and one Peep was eaten. Their bodies were found in homes, under tires, and in mailboxes.
Addressing the continued efforts on this case’s fifth anniversary, Edmonds police officer Talon, a 6-year-old Scottish Fold, said in a statement to the press, “We are always working on it until we are not.”
Copyright Sharyn Thoma
Peep Photos Copyright Sharyn Thoma
Posted by The Kitty City Gazette at 5:57 PM