Wednesday, March 29, 2017 This Week's Paper

$10,000 reward offered in Tacoma double murder

Friends and family of Terry Northcutt have been out in Tacoma posting Crime Stoppers flyers offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in his murder. Tacoma Police need your help to identify the suspect(s) responsible for killing Northcutt and Voravangso “Two” Phanmama on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. The two were friends and Northcutt's family believes he was there helping Phanmama work on his motorcycle. At approximately 1 a.m., witnesses reported hearing gunshots outside Phanmama’s house in the 3600 block of Portland Ave. E. Officers found Northcutt and Phanmama in the yard. There is no motive for the shooting and police say they have no idea why someone would target the men.
“What we continue to say among our family is somebody has to know something and regardless of what happened at the scene, or the circumstances, there are other people that know and sometimes it takes many years and time for specifics to come out, but at some point they will,” said Northcutt’s daughter Tracy.
Detectives are looking for information on any suspicious persons or vehicles seen near Phanmama’s house on the night of Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 or the early morning of Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. Detectives are also looking for information on any possible motives for the homicides. If you have any information, call 1 (800) 222-TIPS. You do not have to give your name.