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Wanted Person for Controlled Substance Homicide

Case # 16-12711

Kirkland, WA – In 2016, Kirkland Police Detectives investigated the death of a 17 year old female who died from a drug related overdose.  The investigation revealed that the drugs causing her death were given to her by Joseph W. Crist (Pictured Below). The Kirkland Police investigation resulted with charges being filed on Crist for Controlled Substance Homicide and Distribution to Persons under Age Eighteen.

On November 2, 2017 Crist was scheduled to appear in court in order to accept a plea agreement but failed to show up. A $100,000 Warrant for his arrest was issued for his failure to appear in court. The Kirkland Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Joseph Crist.

Crist is the registered owner of a 2007, blue, Kia Rio, Washington license plate: AZE6393 which he might be driving.  He may also be driving a 2009, black, Hyundai Accent, hatchback. 

Joseph Crist

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Joseph W. Crist, please contact the Kirkland Police Department at 425-587-5656.



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11750 NE 118th St, Kirkland WA 98034

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