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  • Writer's pictureSarah Turney

Murdered: Alice Looney

Today I am joined by Josh Hallmark from the podcast, True Crime Bullshit to discuss the murder of Alice Ida Looney.

At around midnight on August 16, 2004, 38-year-old Alice Looney was dropped off at a store in Wapato, Washington, on the Yakama Indian Reservation. This was the last confirmed sighting of her.

Over a year later, in November 2005, Alice's remains were discovered on an island in Status Creek, located on public land off Highway 22. Her cause of her death remains unknown; however, investigators believe it’s possible she was strangled, and some theorize she may have been a victim of the serial killer, Israel Keyes.

Anyone with information about the death of Alice Ida Looney is asked to call the Yakama Nation Police Department at (509) 865-2933 or the Yakima FBI office at (509) 453-4859.

Another huge thank you to Josh Hallmark for participating in this episode. Learn more about Josh and his work at


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  2. “Alice Ida Looney.” Yakima Herald-Republic-Republic, 3 Dec. 2005,

  3. Ayer, Tammy. “'We just want to know what happened:’ Questions remain in mysterious death of Yakama woman.” Yakima Herald-Republic, 7 Dec. 2020,

  4. Dietrich-Williams, Ayn. “Results of FBI Analysis of Reservation Deaths Announced.” FBI, 6 May 2009,

  5. Hallmark, Josh. “0212: Alice & Denise.” True Crime Bullsh**, 6 Dec. 2019,

  6. “Israel Keyes Part 07 of 08.” FBI Records: The Vault, retrieved 25 Aug. 2023,

  7. “Reservation deaths not serial killings.” Associated Press, 8 May 2009,

  8. Spears, Michael. “Posada acquitted of 1987 murder of Toppenish woman.” KIMA, 15 Dec. 2011,

  9. Ray, Amanda. “The Vanished.” Yakima Herald-Republic, 4 May 2023,


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