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October 2, 2013 at 12:51 PM
Seattle police homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in the Sodo neighborhood on Saturday.
Medics were flagged down that morning by someone who found a person under a blanket in “an obscure location off the road,” said police spokesman Mark Jamieson.
The man’s body was found near Fourth Avenue South and Edgar Martinez Drive South. The man’s identity and cause of death are likely to be released by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office today.
Anyone with information is asked to call Seattle police at 206-233-5000.
May 3, 2013 at 5:39 AM
UPDATE AT 10:11 A.M.: Seattle City Light is reviewing how the man was able to climb the tower since there are no ladders near the ground.
UPDATE 7 A.M.: The man’s body was recovered from an electrical tower in Fremont before 7 a.m. A baseball cap and cell phone were also found, according to the Seattle Fire Department.
The Associated Press
The Seattle Fire Department says a climber is presumed dead in a fiery fall on a high-voltage electrical tower.
Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore says Seattle City Light advised firefighters to remain on the ground because of the danger of electrocution.
He says a Snohomish County helicopter spotted a person on a platform on the 150-foot level, but no sign of life.
Moore says City Light is turning off the power so firefighters can recover the body.
A person who lives near the tower says he was on his deck before 1 a.m. Friday and saw an explosion with electrical popping and crackling sounds and a small fire. He says he heard a man calling for five or 10 minutes, then he apparently fell to the platform.
February 1, 2013 at 2:00 PM
BREMERTON (AP) — An examination of a gray whale found dead at Bremerton showed scars from a severe killer whale attack in the past.
The 29-foot male was 2 or 3 years old and in poor nutritional condition with a thin layer of blubber. It had been attempting to feed on the bottom but its stomach contained only woody debris.
The whale was found dead Jan. 19 near the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. The Navy towed it to Manchester for a necropsy examination Jan. 23. The examination was conducted by biologists with the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department and Olympia-based Cascadia Research, which posted results on its website.
A Cascadia researcher, John Calambokidis, says the exact cause of death may be determined later from pending tests on organs and tissue.
October 28, 2012 at 12:46 PM
The News Tribune / Tacoma
A 40-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of her mother, which reportedly occurred while the younger woman’s father was calling for help.
The victim, a 57-year-old woman, was killed Saturday morning in her South Hill-area home, said Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer.
The victim’s husband heard the incident happening and called 911, Troyer said.“When we got out there, it was too late,” he said. The woman died at a home in the 13000 block of 158th Street Court East.
The stabbing suspect also had injuries, which were treated at a hospital before she was booked into the Pierce County jail on suspicion of murder. Troyer said the suspect seems to have mental health issues, is from out of town, and hadn’t been staying at the home for very long.
October 11, 2012 at 1:01 PM
The Associated Press
MATTAWA, Grant County — The Grant County sheriff’s office says an 18-year-old pregnant woman was found dead Wednesday afternoon at a home near Matawa.
The sheriff’s office says there are no obvious signs of a crime, but investigators are trying to determine how she died.
She was reportedly three to four months pregnant.
October 4, 2012 at 5:43 AM
A 27-year-old man was found shot to death in a car in South Seattle early this morning.
People living in the area around 54th Avenue South and South Grattan Place South heard several gunshots about 4 a..m. One of them looked out a window and and saw a person sitting in a car, according to Seattle police.
Officers responding to the scene found the man sitting in the driver seat of a blue Buick Le Sabre. He had been shot several times in the upper body. Seattle Fire Department medics tried to resuscitate him but without success.
Police don’t know what led up to the shooting, although one of the callers to 911 heard a vehicle start up and leave the area just after the shooting.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Seattle Police Department Homicide tip line at 206-233-5000. Anonymous tips are welcome.
The homicide is the 24th in the city this year, four more than in all of 2011. For a list of the victims before this morning’s slaying, click here.
The most recent homicide was that of Yancy Noll, 43, a wine steward at a QFC supermarket on Capitol Hill, who was fatally shot Aug. 31 while seated in his car. A Seattle man, Dinh Bowman, 29, was arrested about three weeks later and charged with first-degree murder in Noll’s death.
September 20, 2012 at 9:43 AM
A North Bend-area man awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of his aged golden retriever yelping as it was attacked and dragged into the woods by a cougar.
A neighbor, Tom Owens, says his friend, the dog owner, called him Wednesday morning, asked him to bring his rifle and the two men went looking for the dog.
Owens tells KIRO-TV they found the retriever dead and buried under some brush.
Owens says when his friend heard the commotion about 3 a.m. he went to his window and watched the big cat drag his dog away.
KIRO reports the men took the dog’s body back to the house in a tarp.
September 5, 2012 at 12:05 PM
One boater is dead and two others were rescued today when their boat overturned near Ledbetter Point at the entrance to Willapa Bay.
A family member called the Coast Guard Tuesday evening to say the boaters, who set out from Tokeland to fish, were overdue, according to the Coast Guard. The boaters, who were in a 24-foot recreational boat, usually return from such trips about 9 p.m.
The Coast Guard launched lifeboats from Ilwaco and Grays Harbor and a helicopter from Astoria, Ore. Beach searchers also were sent out.
Two of the boaters were located about 7:15 this morning by the helicopter, hoisted to safety and taken to the hospital.
The third boater did not survive the accident, but the circumstance of that person’s death weren’t immediately available.
June 1, 2012 at 1:21 PM
UPDATE: 1:21 p.m. | Police have taken a man in custody in connection with the death of the 13-year-old boy.
Police in Pacific, King County, say they are investigating the death here of a 13-year-old boy as a homicide.
Officers were called to a unit in the Cobble Court Apartments around 3 a.m. by a man reporting that his 13-year-old son and 16-year-old daughter were missing, said Pacific police spokeswoman Stephanie Shook. When officers arrived, they found the 13-year-old dead inside a bedroom of the home. Shook said it’s unclear whether the father searched for the boy before calling for help.
Officers were led to the neighboring city of Algona and found the missing girl, who had suffered minor injuries. The 16-year-old girl was with a 19-year-old man at his home, Shook said. Police did not say how the two were connected. Officers are questioning the man. The girl was taken to a local hospital for treatment, Shook said.
See more details, video and photos on king5.com.
May 14, 2012 at 10:21 AM
The Associated Press
NEWMAN LAKE, Spokane County — A homeowner in the Spokane suburb of Newman Lake has shot an intruder to death.
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting occurred about 1 a.m. on Sunday.
The homeowner called 911 and left the line open. The sheriff’s office says the 911 operators could hear two male subjects conversing, then heard several gun shots.
The homeowner’s girlfriend told 911 shortly after that the intruder had been shot.
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