Seattle PD: 1959 Pearl A. Kongsle bomb attack

Robert Delaware filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.
Tracking #

P061747-080120

Due Aug. 7, 2020
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Robert Delaware


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Respectfully, this is a request for the case for the 1959 Pearl A. Kongsle bomb attack. On September 2nd of 1959, a bomb attack killed 62 Pearl Kongsle at her West Seattle home.

According to a 2012 blog post at the HistoryLink.org website, the case was still active as of 2012:

https://historylink.org/File/10051

Considering that the everyone involved in the case would likely be dead by 2020, I am asking the Seattle PD use it's discretion to release some documents for historical purposes.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Robert Delaware

From: Seattle Police Department

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To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Respectfully, this is a request for the case for the 1959 Pearl A. Kongsle bomb attack. On September 2nd of 1959, a bomb attack killed 62 Pearl Kongsle at her West Seattle home.

According to a 2012 blog post at the HistoryLink.org website, the case was still active as of 2012:

https://historylink.org/File/10051

Considering that the everyone involved in the case would likely be dead by 2020, I am asking the Seattle PD use it's discretion to release some documents for historical purposes.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Robert Delaware

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From: Seattle Police Department

08/03/2020

Robert Delaware
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RE: Public Disclosure Request #: P061747-080120

Dear Robert Delaware,

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