Case 77

Mia Zapata

*** Content Warning: sexual assault ***

The evening of July 6, 1993, was a typical one for Mia Zapata. The 27-year-old was a staple of Seattle’s music scene, having fronted punk rock band The Gits since the group’s inception in Ohio in 1986. She spent the night at a live music venue, The Comet Tavern, before visiting a friend at their apartment.

Mia never made it home. In the early morning hours, her beaten and strangled body was found near an intersection in Seattle’s Central District. Her killer left behind a crucial clue in the form of a bite mark, but would it be enough for police to identify the assailant and make a quick arrest? 



Casefile Presents



Research & writing – Anna Priestland

Narration – Anonymous Host



‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro –

Audio production – Mike Migas 

Scoring – Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn



Logo and website design – Paulina Szymanska

Opening poem titled; ‘Slaughter of Bruce’, written by Mia Zapata

Closing song titled; “Bob – Cousin O” performed by The Gits, written by Mia K Zapata, Matthew F Dresdner, Andrew L Kessler and John Stephen Moriarty © Fishheadhotdogburrito Music, licensed courtesy of Rogue Octopus



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