Tacoma Stories

In 2006 I began writing about every homicide that takes place in my hometown of Tacoma, Washington focusing not on the killer, but instead focusing on the victim. 


Since then, the website TacomaStories.com has been featured online, in print, and on television and over a thousand friends and relatives of homicide victims have left comments telling memories or thoughts about their lost loved ones.

In addition to writing about homicides, I've interviewed dozens of local thought leaders and small business owners as well as written about the city's parks.

With the crime rate increasing to rates we haven't seen since the 1990s, and the amount of research necessary to write about each homicide, there are always more homicides for me to write about, but I get to each of them in time as I know what it means to the victims' loved ones who have sent me dozens of thankful emails.

- Jack