PHOTOS: Scenes From Memorial For Slain 15-Year Old Burien Girl

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Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer

On the busy 12400 block of Ambaum Blvd., a quiet, makeshift memorial stands as a tribute to Mikarah Nasabreo Sanders, the 15-year old girl who was shot and killed by her 16-year old boyfriend on New Year’s Eve, who later shot himself.

Sadly, Sanders died from her wounds and the male suspect is still being treated (and guarded) at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle (read our previous coverage here). King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg has said that the suspect will likely be charged as an adult with murder in connection with Sanders’ death.

The most recent reports we’ve heard are that the suspect was upset with something he read on Sanders’ MySpace page. Other reports say that the couple argued frequently.

Like most temporary memorials, this one’s got photos protected by plastic sleeves, melted candles and notes, as well as some odd and ironic items like a mysterious, open, black umbrella (we’re not sure of its significance – anyone know? UPDATE: Occam’s Razor called and told us that it was probably placed there to protect the shrine from rain), and an empty peach vodka bottle lying next to stuffed animals – all as a tribute to a life lost way too early.

Scott Schaefer stopped by Thursday morning (Jan. 7th) and shot this Photo Slideshow:

Click to View Scott Schaefer’s Photo Slideshow

On a personal note, we’re getting kinda tired of seeing these memorials all around the Burien area. Let’s get along peeps!

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2 Responses to “PHOTOS: Scenes From Memorial For Slain 15-Year Old Burien Girl”
  1. candice. says:

    I agree… can’t we all just get along?!

    So many murdered and injured people in the area recently. Very sad. This poor young woman, I can’t imagine what her family must be going thru.

    There were gunshots on my street this morning at 5:00. What’s the ultimate pits is it’s not the first time we’ve heard them here…

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  2. leah says:

    it’s sad that she was shot by her boyfriend because he was jealous of something *somebody else* posted on her pg. how is that her fault? what’s wrong w/ that boy’s parents that they taught him somewhere along the way that this is an acceptable reaction to the situation? grrr..

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