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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Washington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 22, 2018

Two Charged in Murder of Woman Whose Body was found on Federal Land at Joint Base Lewis-Mcchord

Victim was attacked with Pepper Spray, Beaten with Baseball Bat and Shot Three Times

          Two men are under arrest and charged with second degree murder for the homicide of 34-year-old Jessica Shaunti Jackson, a single-mother whose body was found on Joint Base Lewis-McChord in September 2018, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes.  BOBBIE ANSON PEASE, 49, of Tacoma and JEREMY JAY WARREN, 30, of Forks, Washington, are charged in a criminal complaint with killing Jackson on September 4, 2018.  WARREN will appear in U.S. District Court in Tacoma at 2:30 today.  PEASE will make his appearance in U.S. District Court in Tacoma in the near future.

            According to the complaint, Jackson was reported missing on September 8, 2018.  The Tacoma Police Department investigation revealed she was last seen on September 4, 2018, at a convenience store in Tacoma with the defendants.  Jackson’s body was discovered on September 13, 2018, in a wooded area near Spanaway, Washington that is part of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.  Because the victim was killed on federal land where there is exclusive federal jurisdiction, the FBI is the lead investigative agency and jurisdiction is in federal court.

            Information in the complaint reveals that surveillance video shows PEASE’ car driving to and from the general area of the murder scene at the approximate time Jackson was killed.  A firearm believed used in the killing was recovered from the Puyallup River.  The investigation into the murder continues.

          The charges contained in the complaint are only allegations.  A person is presumed innocent unless and until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

          The investigation is being led by the FBI with assistance from the Tacoma Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United Sates Attorneys Grady Leupold and Ye-Ting Woo.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Contact: 
Press contact for the U.S. Attorney’s Office is Public Affairs Officer Emily Langlie at (206) 553-4110 or Emily.Langlie@usdoj.gov.
Updated October 22, 2018