still was a human being and she still had family that cared and
loved her just like all the other ones had family that cared and
loved them. And my sister she was a sweet person, a caring person
and she was loved by a lot of people." Victim, Cynthia Hind's brother
-- Terry Hinds
At the arraignment
of Gary Ridgway, Debra York, Cynthia Hinds aunt, cried, Im just
hurt. I just hope they got the guy, he dont deserve to live, killing
my niece, Cynthia Hinds
Jean Hinds, 17 - Robert Williams last saw his daughter, a friendly,
loving girl her family called 'Cookie' alive on August 10, 1982,
working as a cook at a South Seattle barbecue restaurant. Cynthia
came into the kitchen to ask for $10. 5
days later, a man looking for bottles in the Green River found Hinds'
body beside victim, Marcia Chapman,
31. Strangled, their decomposing bodies were being held underwater
identified his daughter by a sketch in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
"I was shocked when I saw the picture, but I didn't want to
believe it." Williams
said shortly after her body was found. "She might have had
in an apartment in Rainier Valley. She and another other Green River
Killer victim, Opal Mills, were friends
who worked together painting apartments. According to Opal's brother
the two hitchhiked together often.
away her home with her father, she
was a troubled teen who fell into the wrong crowd at a young age.
She attempted to break away from bad influences but was unable to.
out of Nathan Hale High School in North Seattle, she was questioned
by police in the late 70s and early '80s, on Seattle's 1st Avenue
and Pacific Highway South, both areas known for prostitution.
is upset people believe his daughter was a prostitute just because
she had been seen on the airport strip. "They
think, 'Everybody down there must be a prostitute' I think that's
a bad implication."
Marilyn Marshall, said she knew Cynthia worked as a prostitute for
three years before her death. She said her daughter was street-smart
and "a pretty OK girl."
said his sister was seen by a neighbor, leaving the family Rainier
Valley home with a man in a red Cadillac. A few days later, she
sister was seen getting out of a similar car and into a black Jeep
near the Sea-Tac strip. It was the last time she was seen.
Cynthia's little brother was 14 when she was killed. For 20 years
Terry has carried that pain. His sister deserves justice.
loved people she was close to me I was close to her and we did a
lot of family things together," said her brother, Terry. "After
knowing she was dead, my life was just full of pain and my whole
life just went down hill."
On the arrest
of Ridgway he stated, "I was happy
that they found somebody, but at the same time feeling the pain
'cause I knew it was going to open up more memories of it. .. I
want to thank him and all the detectives that was in on this and
he will for always be in my heart."
record lists her as single.
Copyright Kari Sable 1994-2006