Tanya Van Cuylenborg (left) and Jay Cook. (Family photos)

Conviction overturned in Saanich teens cold-case murder

A single juror’s bias tainted the trial of William Talbott, a court ruled

  • Dec 6, 2021


Chelsea Rustad watches from a hallway as John Van Cuylenborg (right), Kelly Cook and Laura Baanstra talk to the media after William Talbott II is sentenced to life without parole at the Snohomish County Courthouse on July 24 in Everett. Rustad’s AncestryDNA test led to the arrest of Talbott, later convicted in the 1987 killings of Tanya Van Cuylenborg and Jay Cook. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

My cousin, the killer: Her DNA cracked a 1987 double murder

Chelsea Rustad is glad they used her genes to solve the Talbott murder case

  • Aug 3, 2019


Tanya Van Cuylenborg and Jay Cook. (Family photos)

Life in prison for killer of young Saanich couple murdered in 1987

A judge sentenced William Talbott to life without parole for killing Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg

  • Jul 24, 2019


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