Suspect arrested in 1986 cold case murder of Tacoma’s Michella Welch
TACOMA -- Tacoma police arrested a suspect in the 1986 murder of 12-year-old Michella Welch. The Tacoma Police Department announced the arrest Wednesday saying the suspect is in custody and awaiting arraignment. That person has not yet been identified. Michella and her two younger sisters were visiting Puget Park on N. Proctor on March 26, 1986. Michella left the park to get lunch for her sisters. By the time she returned, her sisters had gone to a nearby business to use the bathroom.