Is Zina Linnik’s Death by Suspect Terapon Dang Adhahn Related to Other Missing & Deceased Girls? (Welch, Bastian, Jones, Lewis & Jackson)


Zina Linnik, the missing 12 year old girl, who was abducted the night of July 4th, 2007 Zina_linnick2body was found this past Thursday. Police were lead to Zina Linnk’s body near Silver Lake, west of Eatonville in eastern Pierce County, by 42-year-old Terapon Dang Adhahn. Terapon Adhahn is a convicted sex offender who has been in custody on an unrelated immigration matter since Monday.

Police are now further investigating Terapon Dang Adhahn as to whether he may have been responsible for other similar crimes against young girls from the past. 1986 was considered a terrible year in the Tacoma, WA area when it came to missing girls. However, because Adhahn traveled around, one could only imagine all the places he visited and lived that girls went missing or were murdered over the years. As we know, there is no such thing as a one time child sex offender. Only those who have not been caught.

The cases include:

  • Michella Welch, 12, a Tacoma girl who disappeared from Puget Park on March 26, 1986. Her body was found hours later.

In Tacoma, 1986 was the year of lost girls. Michella Welch was snatched from Puget Park and murdered in April.

  • Jennifer Bastian, 13, whose body was found in Point Defiance Park on Aug. 28, 1986. Her killer was never brought to justice.

In Tacoma, 1986 was the year of lost girls. Michella Welch was snatched from Puget Park and murdered in April.

“Around 11 p.m., the police came in and asked for some items of her clothing so they could use their scent dogs,” Pattie said. “All night long, they had the dogs in the park. It was a really nice night. They figured, if they kept going, the dogs would get as much scent as possible.”

The dogs got no scent.

Twenty-eight days after Jennifer Bastian disappeared, officers discovered her body 20 yards off the path, in a depression where a giant tree had fallen. (The News Tribune)

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Age progression


  • Teekah Lewis, 2, disappeared from a Tacoma bowling alley in 1999, and no sign of her was ever found.

Teekah disappeared from Frontier Bowling Lanes in Tacoma around 10:30 Teekah Lewisp.m. on Jan. 23, 1999. The girl’s mother told police she saw her daughter standing near the bowling lanes’ video games. When she looked back, Teekah was gone.

Police at first thought the little girl had wandered off. But when an extensive search of the area turned up nothing, the girl’s disappearance began to look more like an abduction and no one — including relatives — was immune from suspicion.

Adre-Anna Jackson

FBI Special Agent David Gomez said profilers are also looking into other unsolved homicides and child abductions across the country.

Gomez said Adhahn “was in the military and he traveled around other places.”

Others missing from Washington State in the last 5 years, could Adhahn be responsible?

Terapon Dang Adhahn’s past:

In 1975, Adhahn’s mother married a U.S. Special Forces soldier, who brought him and two younger siblings to this country in 1977. The family initially lived in San Diego, then transferred to Fort Bragg in North Carolina. They moved to Germany in 1983. That same year Adhahn graduated from high school and enlisted in the Army.

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  • Comments

    14 Responses to “Is Zina Linnik’s Death by Suspect Terapon Dang Adhahn Related to Other Missing & Deceased Girls? (Welch, Bastian, Jones, Lewis & Jackson)”

    1. Lady Devon on July 14th, 2007 3:31 pm

      I wonder if he was ever in Alabama? Heaven LaShae Ross comes to mind. Such a waste of young lives. I am so thankful
      that my children are now adults…but that does not necessarily make them safe either.

    2. joe bear on July 14th, 2007 7:43 pm

      More than Heaven,two others about the same is such a waste,what promise gone,so sad

    3. Richard on July 15th, 2007 6:42 am

      I’m certainly no expert, but my impression is that usually these scum (meaning the animals that assault children) go after one race only. The same with most serial killers.

      It’s hard to think that someone would commit a wave of assaults in 1986 and then be more or less “tame” for twenty years. But this particular suspect seems to have been moving around, so who knows?

      Just so many atrocities these days.

    4. Houston on July 15th, 2007 7:27 am

      There comes a time when we have to let the next generation take over and when a young person is lost it hurts us as a nation, they will not be there when the nation needs them. I agree with you #1 but at least adults can spot the danger….young children do not spot the danger when it is there.

    5. Vicki on July 15th, 2007 9:06 am

      This is so disgusting. Why do we not just KILL these animals since there is no help or CURE for these human wastes or better yet send them to aruba with the rest of the slime buckets….

    6. Ralph on July 15th, 2007 11:02 am

      A good Client for Joe Taco.

    7. Joanie on July 15th, 2007 10:51 pm

      I want to ask a very innocent question. I don’t mean for it to sound flippant.
      Are there MORE of these monsters out there, or are parents not paying attention to their children like it was when I was 6 years old, 44 years ago. I don’t have children so I honestly don’t know how strict parents of today are. My folks NEVER allowed me out of their sight almost until I graduated high school. (a bit much – I agree) I keep thinking of little Carly and that thing who grabbed her arm – why didn’t someone walk with her back home? I don’t mean for us to become paranoid – just more cautious. The sad fact of life today is that some adults are out to get children.

    8. Leigha S on July 16th, 2007 3:32 am

      I left a comment earlier and I don’t think it got on here… I am Convinced my own father which lives in Alabam had something to do with te deaths of Michelle and Jessica in 86′.. we lived only blocks from Puget park on 19th and Proctor and my Great grandma only lived two houses away from Pt. Defiance Park… I ahve contacted authorities about the fact I think my father may have been involved and offered my own DNA to confirm if he was and they WON’T accept it. they say I have to get it from him personally and it means I have to travel to Alabama to get it. I can’t. I am raising my own family and after being molested fro years from my own fater and my brother was too… and my father left a job in Alabama saying FBI was watching him…which was false they were’nt… I need Justice to be brought to the sick man whether it be my father or someone else… I am haunted by thinking my own sick father did this.. Please help me.. contact authorities to find me I’m in Oregon and I will tell you all my name.. It is Leigha S. Formerly Eason.. I hope I help the families find Justice.. I was a victim and am dealing with it daily..I need to help if I’m right about my feelings. I hae alot more to tell to the authorities, I just need them to listen.

    9. Brenda on July 16th, 2007 12:52 pm


      Have you contacted the families of the murder victims? I would do so through their lawyers not to cause undue pain and suffering…as if they haven’t had enough. Also shows you are serious and not just wanting to be “involved” as so many do.

      I am very, sorry for you and what you went through. I had a wonderful dad who loved us and felt all child molesters should be AT MINIMUM fully casterated..and he meant FULLY. Whack it off and if it heals….he gets to live in prison…if not, he gets to live in hell. (by the way, he was a pastor and felt VERY strongly about this subject..was raised in a orphange and at least one sister was molested by a teacher and got pregnant…hence my cousin Mikie..she was 15 or 16 when she gave birth.)

      For the poster who said they wondered if parents were not watching their children as well, that is true in many cases. Not only that, but parents are becoming more and more selfish. Going after big jobs, cars, money, whatever…and kids come 2nd to that. I see it in some of the “professional” women I work with in IT. The kids are hardly mentioned in conversation…but their newest goals certainly take center stage!


    10. Michael on July 22nd, 2007 7:47 pm

      Leigha S. ! call me.
      Michael- 253-961-7837

    11. Joan McKinney on August 21st, 2007 6:38 pm

      I am a Paranormal Research Investigator who would like to speak with anyone concerning the above listed cases. I am concentraiting on Jennefer Bastian, but would welcome any information.

    12. alina s. on February 29th, 2008 10:34 pm

      im from ukraine and my people pray for her all the time and are very sad what happend to her!
      i wish i got to meet her in real life but i didint i just want to say i pray every day for her.

    13. sorina on June 21st, 2010 4:38 pm

      Brenda you are so write I live just min from the park and zoo michella and jennifer dissapaired my mom and I were on the search party for them I rember a little as I was small and I always think of them she sould contact the attorneys or the tacoma police department chieff he has to do a fallow threw they have a suspect. He killed a little girl named zinna linnik. But I think they are just pinning all unsolved kids on him even though he needs to fry for what he did to zinna I am a mother of 6 4 girls 2 boys I say home cause I’m so affraid of pervs and I want to be their I drive them to school pick up stay with them while at the mall I don’t let them out of my sight I may not have a big house or nice fancy car cause my husband works to suport us but if it means diveing a older car and my kids safety then so be it I don’t know wha I would do with out one of my children

    14. CJ Mateljak on January 18th, 2011 1:39 am

      Why has DNA recovered at the crime scenes not been tested. (Bastian & Welch) and then compared to National Database? What would happen if person responsible is currently on death row in Wa state? Would everything stop on the death clock? If I were a family member it would not matter to me if the world knew he did it. I would want him to die…

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