42 Year Old Sex Offender from Thailand person of interest Held in Missing Zina Linnik Case


12 year old Zina Linnik has been missing since the evening of July 4, 2007 when she Zina Linnikwas abducted from her Tacoma, WA home by an Asian looking man in an older gray van. A 42 year old sex offender is being held as a person of interest in the disappearance of Zina Linnik.

The person of interest is a 42-year-old sex offender from Thailand. He’s currently being held for failing to register for an immigration violation and denies any involvement in Zina’s disappearance.

A search warrant reports investigators on Monday found a girl’s undergarments at his home, where he lives alone. He responded to that news by saying he was remodeling the home for his sister.

Investigators also seized a gray van to search for evidence, and the man admitted he had recently changed the license plate. (FOX News)

According to reports, a tip has lead investigators to the Tiger Mountain area where they are presently searching. It appears that the tip to search this area did not come from the man in custody.

On Monday, investigators seized a gray van found at the Parkland home of a convicted sex offender. Gutt said the 42-year-old man was taken into custody on immigration charges but has not been implicated in Linnik’s disappearance.

In 1990, the man pleaded guilty to incest after being charged with rape, according to court documents. Pierce County prosecutors charged him earlier this week with failing to register as a sex offender.

Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said the search on Tiger Mountain was not the result of statements made by the detained man. But Fulghum did say the search “was a branch of the same lead” that led investigators to the Parkland home. (Seattle PI)

Police Suspend Tiger Mountain Search

A tip led investigators to the site, and a command post was set up along Highway 18 on Tuesday. A helicopter and dozens of people, some with dogs, took part in the search for 12-year-old Zina Linnik, who disappeared on July 4.

Officials met overnight and decided to suspend the search, police said. There were no immediate further details.

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    10 Responses to “42 Year Old Sex Offender from Thailand person of interest Held in Missing Zina Linnik Case”

    1. Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Site on July 11th, 2007 9:49 pm

      [...] Cross posted at Scared Monekys.com [...]

    2. MIss-Underestimated on July 11th, 2007 10:33 pm

      Please, when are the judges going to lock these monsters up for good. How many children do we have to lose?


    3. Derek on July 11th, 2007 10:36 pm

      {A search warrant reports investigators on Monday found a girl’s undergarments at his home, where he lives alone. He responded to that news by saying he was remodeling the home for his sister.}

      What stupid person will believe that?

    4. Richard on July 12th, 2007 5:51 am

      Can anybody else remember the long-ago days when crimes like this didn’t appear in the news once a month, let alone on a daily basis?

      I’m wondering how many of our readers here have young children. It might be interesting if those readers tell us what they tell their children about personal security. If I were a parent, I’d be in a constant fright. How do you balance the need for children to know what’s going on in the world with their need to live a “normal” life and not to be brought up fearing everyone, assuming that’s possible?

    5. Wendy on July 12th, 2007 7:40 am

      What on earth is going on? Somebody needs to stop the insanity!

      May god be with her family. Prayers all around.

    6. Brenda on July 12th, 2007 8:30 am

      I see all are wondering how this can happen. Easy…take God and responsibility out of society as the standard and you get anything goes. Our forfathers weren’t stupid when they said one nation under God, indivisible. Without one standard for all, NO WAY we can be together on anything because who would you decide was right or wrong? If we look as the dem/reps, I would have to guess they are somewhat divided…no?

      Back to the subject…broken people from broken families doing to others what was done to them. We stop the insanity by stopping the insanity within ourselves and shining as a light to others first. Being a good example holds a mirror up to the face of those who are not acting honorably. They won’t like you for it either.

      Child molesters and other criminals know they will be getting a free pass responsibility-wise. They were “insane” or “sick”. No. They are evil and choose to remain so. If we the people would stand up together and say their behavior IS EVIL and needs to be handled with appropriate punishment, their behavior would be curbed.

      We have a case right now in Northern Virginia where a couple ran a daycare and molested children. Their sentence? The huband: one year. The wife: 2 years probation. Why? They PLEA barganed and agreed never to work in day care. OH MY GOD!!! Someone please hang that judge by his nuggets from the highest tree. I am sooo happy these molesters agreed not to work in child care. I’m sure the judge was impressed by their honesty or something…WTF??

      I fully believe psychology is backwards. Feeding pills to correct chemical imbalances caused by emotion rather than helping the patient understand if they didn’t keep all of that stress inside and dwell on it, they wouldn’t have high blood pressure, anger issues, heart disease, or whatever.

      I read a study done during the 1st Gulf War performed on fighter pilots. Was discovered that their colesteral levels were at or below normal before any given mission, but just before going into battle, their colesteral levels would shoot up to (what should be) lethal levels!! After they returned, within 6-12 hours their bodies would cycle back to normal with normal colesteral levels. The doctors concluded that high colesteral was due more to stress than diet. (Apparently, they had these men split into to sample groups…diet and other factors would included in the study.)

      Most people who harbor inner (and secret) rage do NOT act out on it, but it is becoming more so today. Those who do act out may or may not have shown tendencies. The VA Tech shooter was known to have shown ALOT of rage on campus, but not all do (Scott Peterson). Most people keep that inside and then when they explode…

      I am also convinced those who harbor anger and/or act out do so over resentment. ALWAYS the case. If honest with ourselves, we’d be able to see all the resentment we have. Some is so slight it’s difficult to recognize until you start asking yourself “why does this bother me? why do I feel a need to respond harshly?” Just read the posts where folks argue and stab back and forth. One simply resents what the other said…probably went against their ego or idea they have of right and wrong. I’ve always wondered why.


    7. Just another reader on July 12th, 2007 2:57 pm

      How did a convicted sexoffender get into this country in the first place….security here is laughable!

    8. Derek on July 12th, 2007 4:42 pm

      7: Security in the U.S. has always been laughable. Since no one knows how to deal with it in the corridors of power.

    9. Brie on July 12th, 2007 6:24 pm

      Do ‘em in….society doesn’t want them back…out of the neighborhoods, off the streets, away from the children.

    10. Lorraine on July 13th, 2007 11:21 am

      Virginia, is it one of the states that has adopted Jessica’s Law? Mark Lunsford suffered the loss of his child in the most heinous way and has fought in Washington to have this law, named after his beloved daughter, passed. Some states refuse to pass it. I believe, if the judge followed Jessica’s Law, these people would get 25 years to life, automatically!

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