Ms. Knight has released the following statement expressing her sorrow and that of her students.
Statement from JZ Knight
“We are deeply pained to learn of the tragic death of Vanda Boone and saddened that a murder occurred in our tranquil rural community–a rarity in the Yelm-Rainier-Tenino areas. We support Thurston County detectives to use the best in modern forensic science to convict her killer.
In the absence of next of kin or relatives, Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment will take care of funeral arrangements. Vanda recently moved to the area to be close to the School she loved and the friends she met here. We are disheartened at the loss of any one of our students, but to lose them to homicide is shocking.
We share grief with Vanda’s fellow students, her friends, clients and neighbors. This unfortunate and horrific crime affects us all and many lives will be affected because of Vanda’s passing. We hope this crime will be solved and justice will prevail quickly.”