By Courtney Jerk
In the summer of 1993, at a time when Seattle was the focus of the music world, Mia Zapata was fronting the up-and-coming punk band The Gits. Fiery, passionate, and outspoken, Mia was pegged a rising star by many people. She was known locally, unknown nationally, and in the gritty underground world that she inhabited, she was already a star.
But like so many others before her, Mia Zapata’s life was tragically cut short before she could realize her full potential. On July 7, 1993, Mia’s body was discovered by a streetwalker on a dead end street in the Central Area of Seattle. Continue reading