12 Year Old Zina Linnik’s Body Found … Deceased, Why do we Allow this?


There is terribly sad news to report out of Washington State. The body of Zina Linnik has been found by police. What a surprise, the information that lead to the discovery came from the sex offender that was arrested earlier this week.


Why do we continue to let these animals rape and kill our children? Why do we have a legal system that does not lock them away and throw away the key when they first commit offenses against children? Are we just waiting for touching and stalking to turn into rape and then to expand to murder. Why do we give these savages more rights that that of our most innocent and helpless?

Zina Linnik did nothing in life to deserve this. She was an innocent 12 year old and we allowed this heinous individual to walk the streets and prey upon her. There comes a point where the sex offenders are not to blame … the law makers and the judges are to blame. And by not voicing greater outrage, I guess we are as well.

God bless you, Zina Linnik, may you rest in peace.

For more on the story and updates, go to Missing Exploited.com.

Michelle Malkin discusses the roll that our failed immigration and pourus borders plays in the death of 12 year old Zina Linnik. It is sad that immigration turns a blind eye not only on illegals that work in the US, but also with child predators. The fact of the matter is that the United States needs to make protecting its most innocent a priority, not an after thought or window dressing.

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    41 Responses to “12 Year Old Zina Linnik’s Body Found … Deceased, Why do we Allow this?”

    1. Pearl on July 13th, 2007 1:35 am

      Thank you for the article, SM.
      Profoundly true – every word written.
      God bless this poor child.

    2. N.H. on July 13th, 2007 1:52 am

      I agree. The time has come, and WE the people have to do something to stop these senseless crimes from happening. Crimes just like this. Now not only can our children not run free themselves…they can no longer be outside with us without some horrible person taking advantage of them. It’s time for laws that work, Sex Offenders need to be behind bars permenatly or apparently they can turn into murderers as well.
      Zinna I’m sorry on behalf of our community that it’s taken our Justice System so long to actually serve US any Justice!

    3. Richard on July 13th, 2007 5:44 am

      Think about cases such as this the next time someone starts yapping about how the media play up missing-person cases.

      I know there have been so many that it’s hard to keep them all straight, even for those who want to. For most people, I imagine, each new case joins a general blurred background of “another one.”

      But which is more important for us to know … something like this, or who wins the Best Actress award or the Most Valuable Player award, or whatever? Which matters more?

      I think that if we can keep each case in focus, and prevent its being “just another one,” we might help fuel a kind of revolt that will demand harsher punishments.

      For some people, it will never matter until it’s their child. Then they’ll wonder why nobody does anything.

      For others, each missing child is a reproach: why wasn’t something done before this happened?

      We can sit back and do nothing. If we do, the predators win. Children have a right to safety, hard as it is to enforce. Nobody has a right to abuse them.

      Let’s do what we can to tip the balance in favor of children. What can be more important than that?

    4. Brenda on July 13th, 2007 9:12 am

      Thx for a great commentary SM. Glad we have a forum to discuss these important issues.

      I think we need to start by finding out who actually determines what the penalty will be for such a crime and hold them responsible for the result of such useless punishments. Anyone here know for sure? I mean, do elected officials make these decisions and how are they put into law? Does the general public who has to live under and with the results of such minimal sentences have the ability to speak out?


      Here’s an article to make all of you sick. These 2 were convicted and admitted child molestation at their day care. The man got 1 yr in jail…wife got parole. They had to agree never to work in child care again. OOOOHHH BOY! Doesn’t that make our children safer!!

      Someone hang that judge. We need to get the softies out of office. How do we do that?


    5. Miss-Underestimated on July 13th, 2007 9:33 am


      And the father who shot the molester in an airport during an extradition.

      These ppl illegally found a way to deal with these sob’s.

      Enough is enough. These molestors have more rights than the victims. You cannot harrass these a-holes if they are found on the police site, but they can rape, sodomized, torture and kill our children, then dump them around the country like roadside trash

      Call Congress tell em we had enough. Tell them to do something NOW.

    6. Mike on July 13th, 2007 9:34 am

      How bout this?

      Why even a trial in this case? He told them where the body was…he has her under garments in his van…he must have admitted guilt then…why not take him out and execute him today? Some may say thats drastic…I say that would have a hell of a deterent effect.

    7. agreed on July 13th, 2007 9:54 am

      agreed – he should be executed and raped over and over again..disgusting human. He shouldn’t even be in our COUNTRY!!

    8. Brenda on July 13th, 2007 10:19 am

      Ms. UE,

      Yup, same in Virginia. Although the sex offender site is open to all, we cannot print out and post the faces of the offenders in public or WE could be sued.

      I called the VA State Police in my area (Salem office..the ones who responded to VA Tech) to inquire if I was allowed to print and hang these in the school where my son attended. I was told not to do so for my own protection from the laws in place. I was flabbergasted and asked why? The female trooper on the phone said “bad law”. We do not consider sex offenders human and do not feel this law is correct. Those were the words of a fine trooper to me. Know what? I agree with her.


    9. Brenda on July 13th, 2007 10:27 am

      Oh yeah…thx for the article about the vigilante mother. I am actually very, glad she did it.

      When I was in high school, a very high profile case were a karate instructor (later proven a convicted child molester from another state) lured a student to his home after class, raped and killed him.

      After the man plea barganned and got “voluntary manslaughter” and a rather small sentence (about 20 yrs) the father walked up to him outside of the courtroom and shot him in the head on live T.V.

      While he was down and his lawyer (father’s lawyer that is) was screeming “why, why did you do it”. the father was handcuffed and as he was being pulled away was shouting:

      “If the courts will not give my son justice, I will! Put me in jail, give me death..my son is dead and I am dead already!”

      Talk about a freaky thing to see live! Anyway, the judges and lawyers trying to charge this distraught father with murder received SO many death threats, that father wound up with 10 yrs probation as his sentence. THANK GOD! The tables turned the proper way that time.

      by the way, boy was only 12 at the time of his death. Mother had died of cancer a year or so earlier, so dad was all alone.


    10. Brenda on July 13th, 2007 10:45 am

      GRACE: You know what his offense was for, to Detective Chris Taylor, with the Tacoma Police Department? I`m sure you do. This guy was charged with rape, and he eventually pled to incest. He had attacked his 16-year-old half-sister, and he ended up doing six months only behind bars. And there he is, jumped up in Tacoma, Washington, and this little girl goes missing. Detective, what`s the status of the investigation tonight?

      Now we know what the molester did to receive the incest charge. How was this only given a level 1 charge? Level 2 and 3 are higher re: probablity to reoffend. If one rapes their own 1/2 sister…doesn’t that show VERY deviant behavior? I mean, raping someone you are DNA related to rather than a stranger (not that it’s better, but I think you get my drift)? VERY scary indeed. Should have been given level 3 in my opinion.


    11. nurturer on July 13th, 2007 12:32 pm

      Let’s face it. It’s not in the best interest of judges and lawyers to send these creatures to jail for life. That’s their bread and butter we’re talking about.

      And why does it take so long for tough laws to get passed to protect children? Because CHILDREN ARE NOT TAXPAYERS. If they do not contribute to the government coffers, then in the minds of the legislators, they do not require nor deserve the protection of the ‘average’ citizen.

      Why have IL, CO, WY, ID, VT, MA, HI and NJ have not yet passed Jessica’s Law?

      Because their Governors’ care?

      Why have WA, TX, KS, SD, MN, PA, NY, NH, and ME only partially passed Jessica’s Law?

      Because their Governors’ care?

      And why are NM, UT and NC inconclusive?

      Oh yes, of course. Because their Governors’ care!!

    12. J9 on July 13th, 2007 1:06 pm

      Sexual Offenders are NEVER cured and they will offend again. The only thing that will stop them is taking them out of society permanently – either by incarceration or involuntary civil commitment, as the former governor of New York instituted. Even the most “trivial” of sexual offenses are merely a precursor to a much more heinous future. STOP THE MADNESS!!

    13. Brenda on July 13th, 2007 1:14 pm

      I can’t stay away from this subject. By now we all know this guy is an illegal alien, but here’s a twist I haven’t seen mentioned.

      A young girl who was a LEGAL immigrant from a family of LEGAL immigrants killed by an illegal alien!! If there is any more need than that to understand why amnesty can never happen, what could it be?

      Many of us have posted in here for a long time. Some know my uncle was killed with his own service revolver in TX years ago by illegals crossing the boarder. The killers were never captured, nor his service revolver found. THAT is why I can and will never believe the illegals coming in here are “good people who only want to earn money”.


      They are criminals. They are here illegally. If they are willing to take advatage in the 1st step they should have taken, who truly believes they will be honest when it comes to anything else? They won’t.

      Remember, if one cannot be trusted in the little things, he can’t be trusted with big things. Why can’t so many people see this? I know most monkeys do….


    14. Miss-Underestimated on July 13th, 2007 1:54 pm

      11. that’s exactly what I think, these young children cannot vote they mean nothing to the judges or royalty at the helm in Congress. We must do something to get Congress to do something fast.

    15. Rob on July 13th, 2007 3:20 pm

      I saw earlier that there was a mention of deportation for this alleged killer. I hope that’s not true. Why just turn him loose to kill somewhere else?

    16. Brie on July 13th, 2007 4:37 pm

      Let the crime be the punishment.

    17. Maggie on July 13th, 2007 5:14 pm

      My condolences to this family and the loss of their beautiful child. How many of these will it take till lawmakers wake up and start to do something?

      Imagine if this were women killing their husbands, bfs , abducting men everyday and throwing them away like trash and kidnapping little children and killing them. I say one strike you are out. Lawmakers don’t get it, I guess. Kids who are molested and not murdered go on to suffer most of their lives mentally. We’ve seen it time and time again, adults talking about it. Hasn’t this garbage ruined enough lives? This poor child…just out to celebrate the 4th of July with her family.

    18. Lorraine on July 13th, 2007 5:29 pm

      This monster was supposed to be deported back to Thailand SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO, after being charged of raping his sister…..was allowed to PLEA BARGAIN RAPE DOWN TO INCEST, none os this makes sense!!!!Why is a rapist allowed to plea bargain? WTH does incest imply?? To me it means the same thing!! Then he was supposed to be deported! His deportation was never documented, never enforced.. This piece of inhumanity has been prowling the United States for almost two decades, and we all know what he has been doing!! We don’t know how many children he has tortured and murdered during this time….this time that he should NEVER HAVE BEEN in this country…Think of all the missing childrens’ parents who are now wondering if their precious child met their heinous fate at the hands of this devil, this devil who should not even have been HERE.
      AND why?? The police did their job, albeit some idiot Judge let him plea down his crime….but he was supposed to be deported….gone….who was in charge of enforcing that and WHY didn’t they? How many unnecessary crimes was he able to commit, unnecessary because he should have been in another country……thousands of miles away from Zina, and all the other “Zinas” this man has viciously attacked, tortured……a poor little girl, enjoying fireworks on the 4th of July………

    19. Lorraine on July 13th, 2007 5:40 pm

      Someone mentioned, why deport him… he will only hurt other children elsewhere….Deporting a pedifile back to his own country and putting him in the hands of their police is the best and only we can do. We are not the World Police, we cannot protect children of other countries when we can’t protect our own. It’s up to the country from whence he comes to take care of him…..Unless we could shoot him on the spot….Oh, but the PC, ACLU, and Hollywood cool-aiders, would scream to high heaven.

    20. Maggie on July 13th, 2007 5:48 pm

      This man isn’t an illegal immigrant or anything according to Geraldo on Fox. He has been here since 1975 was in the military here and so was his father. He’s a naturalized citizen according to them.

    21. Allan K on July 13th, 2007 5:56 pm

      All child molestors go to prison. The prisoners will exact justice where a judge will not. What the hell is wrong with the judges?

    22. Lorraine on July 13th, 2007 6:56 pm

      I heard about his military service, or his father serving in Special Services, however there must be something missing here….maybe he never became a citizen…for the story seems to be saying he WAS to be deported…Geraldo, is so against Immigration Laws, even though his Father is from Puerto Rico, and NOT considered an immigrant…because he is half Hispanic, (his mother is a Jewish New Yorker) Geraldo, is against laws re illegal Mexicans, and I guess, to be PC, he must carry that over to ALL immigrants. Next he will be fighting for Iraquis and other Arab world nations to be allowed to come here illegally.

    23. Lorraine on July 13th, 2007 7:02 pm

      Allen, yes when child molestors go to prison the other prisoners will get them ….IF they can. The new deal here is to put them in isolation so that this cannot happen. YES, WE PROTECT THE PEDIFILES, EVEN IN PRISON!!!
      They do not put them in the General Population! I guess they put them together where they can bond and revel over their crimes!!!

    24. Victoria on July 13th, 2007 7:30 pm

      I wrote the following email this morning to Joyce Meyer Ministries and Joel Osteen Ministries with a copy to President Bush:

      You are both renowned Christian leaders in the US. I, like millions of people, watch you on TV and read your books. Today, Fox News reported finding the body of yet another little girl — Zina Linnick — age 12 — abducted, sexually abused, her life snuffed out like a match. It happens so frequently it seems to have lost some of its shock value. Most people feel badly when they hear it on the news — then continue with their daily lives. I believe most people feel helpless to stop it. They don’t know what to do.

      I am thinking that you could join your two ministries together — and with your resources, financially and otherwise — create a program to fight this evil and protect our children.

      The sexual registry seems to just lead authorities to a sexual offender after he has killed again. Proactive – preventive measures need to be in place — not just close the barn door after the horse has escaped. There has to be more parents can do than keep their children indoors because the local sexual registry indicates there are registered sexual offenders in their neighborhood.

      Dave Meyer is an outspoken advocate for this country uring Americans to be more involved. Dave, wouldn’t you agree that if Joyce Meyer Ministries and Joel Osteen Ministries joined forces — millions and millions of parents in America would support that effort? Your ministries have the name, the capability, the resources and exposure to get something accomplished — harsher laws; stricter punishments; more awareness for parents; knowledge base; data base; research related to sexual predators — why they are so prevalent; is rehabilitation possible? influencing legislature to pass laws that PROTECT children — not just find a perpetrator after he has killed again.

      I appreciate world missions — but right now — in our country — we are a huge mission field for our children — America needs help.

      If Madelyn Murray O’Hare — one woman — was able to get prayer taken out of school — then your two powerful ministries are more than capable of uniting and giving parents of America a voice to eradicate this evil and take back America for our children. Our children are our heritage, our future and promise for tomorrow. Our children look to us to protect them — and we’ve let them down miserably. I believe each precious child who was a victim of this evil is in Heaven — but take a moment and actually think about what horror they endured here on this earth at the hands of a sexual predator. It is unimaginable and gut-wrenching.

      I am not an activist. I am a grandmother. Something happened in my heart when I saw on Fox News this morning that they’d found the little girl’s body — that they tracked down a known sexual offender in the area and found little girl’s panties in his house.

      Prayerfully consider this — join together — give American parents a voice amongst all this evil. Please.
      Thank you and God Bless you.

    25. serenity on July 13th, 2007 8:16 pm

      # 24 Victoria,

      Your comment has touched my heart. I plan on obtaining a map for the area near my work and place thumbtacks on the areas of known child molesters for the public to see. I work for a medical clinic.I’ll also put maps of other areas of my city such as grocery stores,pharmacies and stores such as Walmart and Target etc. The info can be obtained on your computer easily. It is out there for the public to see and it is up to us as parents to make all families aware of where these monsters live. Please anyone with ideas,now is the time for us to take back our streets and the lives of innocent children.

    26. serenity on July 13th, 2007 8:39 pm

      We all need to think of ways to protect our children. When I go to work Monday, (I work at a clinic) I am going to post a map of the neighborhood and put thumbtacks in the areas of known child molestors. This info is public and can be found on any computer. I’m also going to do this at my favorite drugstores,groceries,hair salons, gasoline stations,etc

    27. Kate on July 13th, 2007 8:53 pm

      Deportment??? If an American had killed a kid in any country in the world, would deportment be the punishment? No. Every newspaper in the world would feature it on the frontpage! And, the punishment WOULD fit the crime, or worse, if possible.

    28. Kate on July 13th, 2007 8:59 pm

      IMO, crimes committed against kids should result in PUBLIC punishment. How about public flogging, and THEN the death penalty, or life behind bars?

    29. katablog on July 13th, 2007 9:39 pm

      I think some of you are misunderstanding the USA deportation rules. If you are not a citizen of this country, as apparently this dirt bag was not, if you commit a crime you serve your time and THEN are deported.

      This dirt bag should have been deported in 1990 AFTER he got out of jail for attacking his 16 year old relative.

    30. sparrow on July 13th, 2007 11:55 pm

      6 years ago a beautiful 11 year old girl from our town was kidnapped, and found 2 months later. Her name was Shannon Paulk. He had raped and murdered her, and left her in the woods.
      There have been 2 other little girls murdered the same way. In Georgia, and Alabama.
      There’s a serial killer out there.
      This story has been on America’s Most Wanted. There is a sketch of him, and he has a mole on the right cheek of his face. These little girls have all lived in mobile home parks, all the same age, and all had construction work being done close to their homes.
      This killing of our children has to stop.
      My grand-daughter was this little girls age, and went to school with her. It has scared her beyond words, as well as the other children from our community. Can you imagine the fear our children have to live with?
      Punishment, I say>>hang the bastards in public.

    31. Glaswegian on July 14th, 2007 6:16 am

      Just an FYI…One doesn’t have to be an illegal alien to be deported. Even a naturalized citizen can be deported for breaking certain laws, i.e. I know of someone who was a naturalized citizen who was a hospital administrator, stole from the company (millions), served his jail time, and was then deported. Even when you become a citizen you still have to obey the laws, you have been allowed to become a citizen and they can take it away from you. It can, does, and SHOULD happen.

    32. Lorraine on July 14th, 2007 9:19 am

      Maggie, I hoped you caught “On the Record” last night. Greta had some stand in for her, who was much better I might add. She had on the two lawyers and past Prosecutor,now defence attorney, they all agreed that this man should have been deported in 1990, after serving his short jail term for incest, so I don’t know what Geraldo is spinning, but he is way off!!

      To the others here who have given impassioned posts of what they would like to be done to this guy, I agree, but unfortunately, this is not the way our Justice System works, or can ever work for us to continue under a Democracy, we do have to follow some rules, vigialantism can not be allowed nor going back to public hangings….we must have ALL states and All judges adopt and follow Jessica’s Law in order to punish these pedifiles and protect our children.

      Did anyone see the abomination that recently occured in Alabama with the Preacher who had raped and sodomized his adopted children for years, pled guilty and was given NO jail time under the advisement of the PROSECUTOR, who felt it would be better if instead of this man serving a life sentence, he should be REHABILITATED??? Something we know is impossible for a pedifile!!!

    33. serenity on July 14th, 2007 10:19 am

      so what can we do taday to make a difference??

    34. sparrow on July 14th, 2007 11:46 am

      These horrific crimes against these precious children are not contained just to Alabama>>>>>>>THIS IS A WORLD WIDE CRIME. Children, babies, are being murdered all over this entire world. It’s not just in this country it is in every country on this planet.

    35. webgirl on July 14th, 2007 12:35 pm

      Zina Linnik Memorial Fund

      The Tacoma Police Department opened an account for the Linnik family at Tapco Credit Union. Donations can be made online at http://www.tapcocu.org

      I didn’t realize that I have been driving past the Linnik home
      every day on my way to and from work. I felt a great sadness as I was driving to work yesterday. People were standing across the street with cameras on tripods aimed at the house as they waited for the news conference.

      On my way home from work I noticed a memorial of flowers and stuffed animals and two police cars in front of the Linnik home. What a sad day for the Linnik family and for the city of Tacoma.

    36. Katablog.com on July 14th, 2007 9:27 pm

      And what is the WA Governor doing? Oh well she’s off on a trip to Mexico to open trade and borders.

    37. Lorraine on July 15th, 2007 10:35 am

      Oh, nice, real nice, Kat. Hey Lady Gov. You are the Governor of Washington, NOT the American Ambassador to Mexico!!! Your job is to take care of the people of YOUR state!!! Why aren’t you looking into why this pedifile wasn’t deported almost 2 decades ago, saving the life of the innocnent child, Zina, a Russian immigrant, embracing America, celebrating the 4th of July…only for her new country to allow her young life to be taken away from her in the most brutal and heinous way, and needlously…the “other immigrant” should not even have been on American soil!!
      Why aren’t you back in your office doing something for the children of your state…..getting Jessica’s Law instated, to protect them. No! You choose to go to Mexico, to open borders, so that more illegal aliens, including and especially RADICAL MUSLIMS can sneak across the border with desperate Mexicans, only to plan more ways of horrific TERRORISM against our country….vacation now, because the fruits of your ill-placed labors now will wreck havoc and doom on not only NYC, but the entire country, and YOU too will be on the receiving end of the ultimate disastor.

    38. Brenda on July 16th, 2007 1:46 pm

      I am happy to notice something in all of these posts. I along with others have been posting in here a fairly long time. Sometimes we disagree with one another and shoot back and forth over who is right/wrong on an issue.

      NO ONE is arguing ANYTHING on this. All in perfect agreement. This is good. We beat amnesty, we can work towards beating this messed up system of catch and release of sexual offenders. If the penalties for sex offenders was a harsh as those laws against drunk drivers, we’d be getting somewhere.


    39. Patty Tovin on July 26th, 2007 8:49 pm

      I see alot of websites about petitions and comments about sex offenders. Does our government read them? Do the law makers see what the people are saying? I too feel that the judges who release these animals need to be held accountable. But how do we know that our crys are being heard??? If my child were molested, my husband would be out on the street like a vigalante. So now my child is either scarred for life or dead, my husband is a murderer and in jail and I am home alone considering suicide because my life as I know it is gone. This pedifile destroyed everyone in this child’s life. What will it take to make our children safe?? Please lawmakers tell us. And we will do it. If we don’t see some results soon I think we need to take matters into our own hands. I am not going to sit back and let other people decide on my child’s fate. Step up to the plate or step down!!!!!!!

    40. jasmin on December 17th, 2007 3:55 am

      its not fair she was my frend its just not fair why has this world become so evil

    41. afolabi bukola on April 8th, 2010 6:36 am

      too sad story

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