Detectives search Kenmore yard again for missing woman's remains

KENMORE, Wash. — For a second time, detectives searched a Kenmore yard for the remains of a woman who has been missing since last June.

Jamie Haggard, 27, was last seen on June 8, 2016. She was reported missing on the June 17.

King County deputies said there had been no activity with her bank accounts, credit cards or cell phone. She is presumed to be dead.

“Jamie would call her mom every other day. That’s kind of what she did," Det. Jessica Santo with the King County Sheriff's Office said. "She had two small children so for her to just disappear is highly suspicious. For her to not have any activity on her cell phone, her credit cards, bank accounts -- that is out of what she would normally do.”

Last July, a crew dug up part of the backyard of the Kenmore home where Haggard had been living with her boyfriend and her brother for about three months, but no remains were found.

On Thursday, after detectives said they had new information, a backhoe was used to excavate part of that same yard at the home in the 8200 block of Northeast 145th Street. The home is currently vacant.

No remains were found.

Lee Haggard, Jamie's father, told KIRO 7 he won't give up trying to find his daughter. He said he met with investigators a few weeks ago and was told they believed Jamie was dead. Detectives got DNA swabs from her parents that would help them identify her remains.

"I think about her all the time. I worry about her, I've always worried about her," he said. "To have a child missing, there's no closure. It's an open wound and always will be."

He pleaded for the public to come forward and help investigators.

"It's been a year -- somebody has got to know something," Haggard said.

Anyone with information can call 206-296-3311. Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward and anonymous tips can be called in at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Investigators are not revealing what led them back to the house.