Two teen girls filming a TikTok video found the remains of a Washington couple stuffed inside suitcases that had washed ashore.
Seattle Police are currently investigating the fatal shootings of the 36-year-old mother of four, Jessica Lewis from Federal Way, and boyfriend, Austin Wenner, 27.
Their bodies were then discovered in suitcases on June 19. The teens found their bodies wrapped in garbage bags and stuffed inside suitcases who were filming around the shores of Duwamish Head in West Seattle.
In the footage, one of the girls is seen using a stick to open up one of the bags.
According to Seattle police, they believe the video was not staged nor do they believe either teen was involved in any way.
Police believe Lewis and Wenner were killed on June 16.
According to police, Lewis was shot several times, while Wenner died from a single gunshot wound.
The couple’s relatives have launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise reward money for information leading to the killers.
“Somebody knows something,” Gina Jaschke, Lewis’s aunt, told KING-TV. Jaschke wants to raise $10,000 for a reward.
“Whether it’s out of their heart they turn somebody in, or out of the cash, it doesn’t matter as long as somebody is held accountable for this,” Jaschke told the station.
While the investigation remains active, police have yet to discuss a potential motive for the killings.
In addition, they are also not discussing the case in any detail and will not say if they have any suspects in mind.
Jaschke said her niece was a “ray of sunshine” who worked as a caregiver for developmentally disabled people.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to call the Seattle Police Tip Line at (206) 233-5000.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.