This memorial website is to honor the memory of Rebecca R. Marrero, born Aug. 4, 1962. Rebecca was murdered on or about Dec. 3, 1982, the date she disappeared from the "SeaTac Strip" in Seattle, Washington State. Rebecca (aka Becky) left behind a two-year old daughter, Shawnte Fashaw. On December 23, 2010, two days before Christmas, Rebecca's remains were finally found near Auburn, WA, in a ravine. The medical examiner identified them and Rebecca's family has been notified. At long last, Rebecca Marrero has come home.
Rebecca disappeared on December 3, 1982, after receiving a phone call at her mother's home in White Center. It is not known who called her, but it was probably a pimp. She was told to go out and work that night. Becky asked her father for $20 to pay for a room for one night, and she took a bus to the SeaTac Strip. She registered at the Western Six Motel. She was never seen or heard from again. When she disappeared, she was wearing a blue denim dress and tennis shoes. Becky had a tattoo of a cross on her hand.
Rebecca's younger sister, Mary Marrero, has always stated that she knew Becky would someday be found. Mary had always looked up to her older sister, even looking for her when she was out; sometimes she may think she recognizes a familiar face, but it's never Becky. Mary says that it's hard for her to sleep and the entire family has been devastated by Becky's disappearance. Their mother had a breakdown and Mary herself has difficulty not only sleeping at night, but also with trusting others. Mary characterized her sister Becky as very bright and with a wonderful personality. She said her sister was very generous and caring, and would go out of her way to help others, no matter what the circumstances.
Gary Ridgway, arrested in 2001 for the murders of at least 49 women in the Seattle area, has denied killing Rebecca Marrero, but he never recognized any of the faces of the women he murdered. Because Rebecca's remains were just found, prosecutors and detectives are going back over all the evidence, to learn if they can convict him of her murder. He was not charged with it when his plea deal was negotiated in 2003.
Mary Marrero was also shocked to learn that Debra Lorraine Estes, a good friend of Becky's who used to stay with the Marrero family, was also killed. "We loved her,"she said. Debra Estes's remains were finally found in 1988, six years after she vanished. Debra disappeared a few months before her friend Becky Marrero.
The Marrero family has been devastated by the loss of the older sister, Rebecca. This memorial website is to honor her memory. Like the other girls Ridgway killed, Becky Marrero certainly had hopes, plans, and dreams, which she was unable to fulfill because he murdered her before she could realize them.
For more information, please see the Crime and Justice Forum site at: http://www.crimeandjustice.us/forums/lofiversion/index.php?t518-100.html
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP SOMEONE LIKE BECKY MARRERO GET OFF THE STREETS AND OUT OF PROSTITUTION, SEE THE WEBSITE FOR CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT. THIS NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION HAS HELPED MANY GIRLS LIKE BECKY TO GET OUT OF THIS VERY DANGEROUS LIFESTYLE. PLEASE GO TO: http://www.childrenofthenight.org
Background music: "Midnight Moon by Stepfanie Kramer.
THANK YOU TO BEVERLY FOURNIER, WHO KINDLY PROVIDED A LOVELY SKETCH OF BECKY MARRERO THAT SHE DREW FROM BECKY'S PHOTOS.
MY SINCEREST AND DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE MARRERO FAMILY AND THOSE WHO KNEW AND LOVED REBECCA MARRERO. I AM SO HAPPY TO KNOW SHE HAS FINALLY BEEN LOCATED. WHAT ONCE WAS LOST NOW IS FOUND...
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For more information on Rebecca Marrero's disappearance, please see:
"The challenges of a painful legacy: Green River slayings left children without mothers" (Feb 3, 2002), The Seattle Times, by Gina Kim and Beth Kaiman, at: http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20020203&slug=children03m
Vanessa Ho, "No Solace for families of those never found", The Seattle Times (Dec. 20, 2003), at: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/153389_others20.html
Carol Smith, "Vigil honors crime victims", The Seattle Post-Intelligencer (April 20, 2002), at: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/67392_vigil22.shtml
"We'll Never Know What Happened to Her", interview with Becky's sister, Mary Marrero, and her daughter Priscilla, KOMO-TV, aired Dec. 18, 2003. See the story and video at: http://www.komonews.com/news/archive/4113011.html
"Skull of Possible Serial Killer Victim Found in WA", The Palm Beach Post News (Dec. 23, 2010), at: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/nation/skull-of-possible-serial-killer-victim-found-in-1142899.html
"Remains found in Auburn likely those of GRK Victim", The News Tribune (Dec. 26, 2010), at: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/12/23/1476684/remains-found-in-auburn-ravine.html
"Sister: discovery of slay victim brings sad relief," The Olympian (Dec. 24, 2010), at: http://www.theolympian.com/2010/12/24/1485267/sister-green-river-victim-discovery.html#disqus_thread
Kyle Moore, KING-5 News, "Victim's family wants death penalty for Green River Killer" (Jan 9, 2011), at: http://www.king5.com/home/Murder-Victims-Family-wants-Death-Penalty-for-Green-River-Killer--113173494.html