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Washington state cold case has ties to Tioga

 

Posted 4/04/17 (Tue)

Washington state cold case has ties to Tioga

By Cecile Wehrman

Crystal Smith, 37, has been haunted her whole life by the disappearance of her father, Steve, when she was just 2 years old.

By age 3, inexplicably, she was telling adults, “My mommy killed my daddy.”

Now, it turns out, that may be the truth.

Smith’s mother, Dawn Soles, 60, known to Tiogans as Dawn Schober -- the cleaning woman at a Tioga apartment building until last July -- was arrested last month in Chelan County, Wash., charged with first-degree murder.

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