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April 3, 2014 at 4:01 PM

No DNA database match for skull found in crab pot

The Associated Press WESTPORT — Authorities say a human skull found in a crab pot off the Washington coast belongs to a female, but it doesn’t match anyone in a national DNA database. The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office says the skull found off Westport was sent to the FBI crime lab in Quantico, Va., and run…

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April 1, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Man’s body retrieved from water near Bremerton marina

The body of a 52-year-old Belfair man was retrieved from the water near the Bremerton Marina around noon on Tuesday, according to police. Bremerton police said the body was spotted at 11:18 a.m between the marina and the dock for the passenger foot ferry to Port Orchard. Preliminary information from investigators and the Kitsap County Coroner’s Office indicate…

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March 12, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Funeral Saturday for dead newborn found near North Bend

The Associated Press A newborn baby found dead Feb. 12 by the side of a road in North Bend will be buried Saturday. The girl is called Baby Kimball after a bridge near where she was found. The King County Sheriff’s Office is still trying to identify the mother or anyone who knows about the baby. Charitable groups,…

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March 12, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Human jawbone found in Walla Walla storage unit

The Associated Press WALLA WALLA — A human jawbone was discovered in a storage unit in Walla Walla last week when employees cleaned it out after a former renter fell behind in payments. Police Officer Tim Bennett told the Union-Bulletin the jawbone is missing several teeth and had holes bored in it, possibly indicating it had been used in research. Police…

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March 11, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Death of man found in Woodinville recycle center ruled an accident

The man whose body was found in a Woodinville recycle center Friday may have died when he was crushed in a recycle truck after the bin he was sleeping in was picked up, the King County Sheriff’s Office said today. The death of William Burns, 65, appears to be accidental, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies…

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March 10, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Body found in restroom at Vancouver mall

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — A cleaning crew found the body of an elderly woman in a restroom at the Westfield Vancouver Mall. Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp says there’s not sign of a crime. Kapp told The Columbian the body had apparently been there overnight and emergency responders were called shortly after 6 a.m. Monday. The Clark County…

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February 28, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Human remains found near Tacoma

A geologist doing field work southeast of Tacoma discovered a partially decomposed body this morning. The remains were found about 8:15 a.m. in the 2700 block of 64th Street East, according to the News Tribune of Tacoma. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said it’s too soon to determine gender or age. Investigators plan to search  databases with records of…

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February 27, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Woman’s body found near Naval Base Kitsap

UPDATE, 6:30 p.m. | The woman whose body was found this morning in a ditch has been identified as Pamela McNeil, 57, according to the Kitsap County Coroner’s Office. Her cause of death is pending toxicology results. ORIGINAL POST | | BANGOR, Kitsap County — A woman’s body was found this morning in a ditch…

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February 25, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Death of 2-year-old Olympia girl called suspicious

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Thurston County detectives are investigating the death of a 2-year-old Olympia girl as suspicious. The sheriff’s office says the girl was unconscious when help was called about 1 a.m. Tuesday to a home in the Tanglewilde neighborhood. She was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The Olympian reports…

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February 24, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Skull found in Westport crab pot going to FBI lab

The Associated Press WESTPORT — A human skull found in a crab pot off the Washington coast is being sent to the FBI crime lab at Quantico, Va. Grays Harbor Undersheriff Dave Pimentel tells KXRO that investigators hope to extract DNA, which may lead to an identification. The partial human skull was found Friday morning in a crab pot…

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