Charges Filed in 1996 Kirkland Cold Case

The King County Prosecutor's Office on Tuesday charged 59-year-old Clifford Everell Reed with the murder of Sandi Rae Johnson, a 28-year-old mother of two who disappeared after leaving her Kirkland-area home.

The King County Prosecutor's office on Tuesday charged 59-year-old Clifford Everell Reed with second-degree murder in the 1996 killing of Sandi Rae Johnson of Kirkland.

, by cold case detectives with the King County Sheriff’s Office. Johnson disappeared in 1996 after leaving her Kingsgate area home to meet a friend in Bellevue, and her bones were found eight years later along Highway 410 near Greenwater, outside of Enumclaw, WA.

Reed and Johnson were co-workers at the time of her disappearance. Reed remains in custody in Montana, and prosecutors are awaiting his extradition. They have asked that bail be set at $5 million.


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