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Karyme Barreto-Sabalza

Age 18

Kent, Washington

Just days away from her graduation

Caring, funny, outgoing and honest. These were the words loved ones used to describe her. She dreamed of becoming a nurse. She worked at an assisted-living facility, and she was preparing to start studying at South Seattle College. She was only a few days away from graduating from high school. Karyme Barreto-Sabalza, 18, attended Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines, Washington. On the night of June 16, 2018, after months of telling friends she feared for her life at the hands of her boyfriend, police say he lured her to a park and shot her in the head at close range.

By Sarah Emily Baum · Age 18
Meet the Reporters

More than 40 college-bound seniors

Ta Quan Pinkney

Bright future; gone too soon

Favian Isiah Carrillo Duran

Respectful, shy teen did grandma’s chores

Trevon Fareed Richardson

College, football, a scholarship. All lost.

Steven J. Scott

Thanksgiving favorites: baked mac and ham

NeQuacia Porsha Jacobs-Lewis

High school graduation, diploma, career — gone

Caleb Kendall Bowman

Shot down by his best friend

Yajaira Garcia

Getting an education in Yajaira’s honor

Brandon Nash Hammett

‘The music master’ killed before college

James Garrett

He wanted to be a teacher

Colton J. Jensen

He planned to ride the rodeo

Katlyn Michelle Wittcop

Aspiring doctor hoped to fight cancer

Britney Malone

Upward bound, she never stopped striving

Casey Nicole Kizer

A summer of softball, the lake

Chris Thomas Mosley

The future was all planned out

Nicholas Dworet

Diving into the hearts of many

Javonne Micheal Jaylin Luke Davis

He’d just received a way out

Carmen Marie Schentrup

A mind to be reckoned with

DeVaughn Lorenz Perkins

Gone, but remembered by family forever

Jairo Rodriguez

Studying for future he never saw

Joe Acosta

Forced to leave his little girl