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Mia Zapata was a rising star in the Seattle music scene. Her band, The Gits, was on the cusp of national fame. But, Mia was found murdered in July of 1993. Her case went unsolved for 10 years but, fortunately, the police had collected DNA from her body that ultimately led to the discovery of her killer.
Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss Jesus Mezquia and the murder of Mia Zapata. Mia was loved by so many people. Her band opened for heavyweights like Nirvana. Joan Jett wrote a song about her murder. Some of these big artists came together to help fund a private investigator to find out who killed Mia. Jesus Mezquia was nowhere on police radar until they got a hit from a database that his DNA was a match.
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