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Mia Zapata of the Gits – Rockers Who Died at Age 27

Mia Zapata

The Gits were an up-and-coming Seattle punk band on the verge of big things in the booming alternative ’90s when singer Mia Zapata was abducted early in the morning of July 7, 1993, after leaving a friend’s Capitol Hill apartment. Her body was discovered less than two hours later; she had been beaten, raped and strangled to death at the age of 27. Sadly, one of Seattle’s brightest young stars was snuffed out before she could truly shine.

Zapata’s murder was featured on ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ but remained a cold case until Florida fisherman Jesus Mezquia was convicted of the crime more than a decade later.

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