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November 18, 2011 at 11:26 AM

Developmentally disabled man brutally beaten in Burien

A 21-year-old developmentally disabled man was severely beaten on his way home from work in Burien last night, according to family members and the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Joshua Sheen, who has fetal alcohol syndrome, is in a coma and listed in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center, according to his uncle, Derek Sheen.

Sheriff’s spokewoman Cindi West said in a news release that the victim, who was likely attacked with a “blunt instrument,” has no recollection of the attack. When he crawled into his home after the beating he was missing his cell phone, shoes and possibly his wallet, she said.

The man’s sister, Brianna Davey, told the Sheriff’s Office that her brother lost several teeth and his spleen as a result of the attack. “Pretty much everything in his face fractured,” Davey told the Sheriff’s Office.

King County sheriff’s deputies searched several blocks attempting to locate where the incident occurred but were unable to find any evidence.

The Sheriff’s Office and victim’s family are hoping to locate witnesses. “We are hoping that someone saw something and will come forward,” said Davey.

Sheen is 5-feet-7 tall and weighs about 140 pounds. He was wearing a black jacket and dark jeans.

Anyone with any information about the attack is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 206-296-7530.

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