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Title: Adre'anna Anita Jackson, 10, Unsolved 2005 Murder
Description: Lakewood, WA

Born 2 Research - October 24, 2008 01:01 AM (GMT)


DECEMBER 2, 2005

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Victim - Adreanna Anita Jackson


Age: 10 years old Hair: Reddish Brown
Sex: Female Eyes: Brown
Height: 4'7" Race: Native American
Weight: 78 pounds Complexion: Light

Remarks: Adreanna Jackson may also spell her name as follows: Adrianna Jackson, Adre Anna Jackson., Adre-Anna Jackson, or Adre'Anna Jackson. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue shirt, white tennis shoes, and a puffy black coat or jacket. She may have been carrying a black and pink backpack.


Adreanna Jackson was last seen leaving her residence in the Tillicum area of Lakewood, Washington, on the morning of December 2, 2005. At approximately 7:45 a.m., Jackson left her home to walk to school, but never arrived. Additionally, the school had been closed for the day due to a snow storm.

On April 5, 2006, law enforcement authorities confirmed that human remains found in a vacant lot in Pierce County, Washington, were indeed those of Adreanna Jackson.


The FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the individual responsible for the death of Adreanna Jackson.

Seattle FBI field office:

Born 2 Research - October 24, 2008 01:11 AM (GMT)
Loved ones recall an artistic, fiery, bright young girl

Stacey Mulick; The News Tribune
Published: May 21st, 2006 01:00 AM

Adre’anna Jackson was a fixture at the Tillicum library, and often bragged she was its best patron.

She knew her wrenches and pliers, and could anticipate which tool David Anderson, a pastor at her church, needed when she helped him work on cars at Harry Todd Park.

She was a budding gardener and helped her mom plant summer-blooming bulbs in the raised dirt bed outside their Tillicum apartment.

She was a striking 10-year-old girl whose world was anchored in one of the roughest parts of Pierce County, a neighborhood teetering on the edges of crime, poverty and revival.

Hers was a world highlighted by bicycle rides, laughs over jokes printed in Laffy Taffy wrappers, made-up games with friends and raising guinea pigs. It also was shadowed by parents who didn’t work consistently, who kept their distance from relatives and who had problems of their own.

To many in the South Sound, Adre’anna is the little girl with the big smile doing cartwheels in a home video that wallpapered television news reports after she disappeared Dec. 2. The video, shot last summer at a friend’s house, played again and again four months and two days later after two boys found her body in a blackberry thicket less than two miles from her home.

Mystery still shrouds what happened to the slight, strawberry blonde girl. No suspects have been identified in her death. Lakewood police have offered no explanation for how Adre’anna, who was reportedly last seen heading to school on a snowy morning, ended up in an undeveloped lot on the other side of Interstate 5.

The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office still has not ruled how Adre’anna died and why.

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Adre'anna working in her flower garden (source:

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