Crime

Tacoma police hope for new tips in 2013 fatal shooting

It’s been two years since someone fatally shot Tyliah Young in the head and left her body in an alley during a winter storm.

Tacoma police have designated the killing a cold case because they have no new clues to follow up on. The dozens of people detectives interviewed refused to talk and Young’s body was literally frozen by the time she was found Jan. 13, 2013.

With passing time, detective Lindsey Wade hopes someone will come forward with information about Young’s death.

The 22-year-old woman was last seen Jan. 9, 2013, when she stopped by her apartment. It’s unknown where she was heading but she never came home.

She left behind two daughters, Heaven Young, 9, and Chassity Obleans, 7, who now live with their grandmother in New York.

Young’s father reported her missing Jan. 11, 2013. Her body was found two days later in a small alcove down an alley in the 1200 block of South Ainsworth Avenue.

Police believe she was killed the day she was found.

No motive has been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call Tacoma-Pierce County Crimestoppers at 253-591-5959.

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