On July 6th, 2019, friends of Ms. Susan Lundy contacted the Olympia Police Department to report her as a Missing Person. Ms. Lundy's friends explained to responding officers that they had not had contact with Ms. Lundy for about one month which was very unusual. Ms. Lundy was a 56 year resident of the northwest Olympia neighborhood. This missing person case was assigned to the OPD Detective Division and a Missing Person investigation ensued. The investigation included: a search of Ms. Lundy's residence by detectives and Washington State Patrol Crime Scene experts; a search of the surrounding area by specialized K9 teams; publicizing her disappearance to the community and asking for information; financial, telephone and social media searches; and interviews with friends and family.
In the evening hours of August 12th, 2019, the OPD Detectives had collected enough evidence and facts to arrest Amara Lundy, age 23, for the murder of Susan Lundy. Amara Lundy is the daughter of Ms. Susan Lundy. Amara Lundy was booked into the Thurston County Jail for the crime of Murder 1.
At this time, this case is still open and under investigation. Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Olympia Police Department Detectives at 360.753.8300.