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October 24, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Body found near Marblemount ID’d as missing camper

The Associated Press The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office says human remains found last month by a hiker near Marblemount have been identified as a camper missing since August of last year. The Skagit Valley Herald reports that 61-year-old Thomas McCoy, of Arlington, failed to return from a solo camping trip, and a weeklong search found no sign of…

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October 23, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Man’s body found at South Everett paper recycler

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man whose body was found Thursday afternoon at a paper recycling plant in South Everett. An employee at the plant in the 2600 block of 94th Street Southwest reported finding the body around 2:30 p.m., the sheriff’s office said. The age and identification of the dead man are unknown. The sheriff’s office…

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October 23, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Everett man found dead along Portland railroad tracks

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Police say a man found dead along railroad tracks on Portland’s lower east side was a 32-year-old truck driver from Everett, Washington. The man whose body was found Tuesday was identified Thursday as Arthur Preston Wynn. Sgt. Pete Simpson says investigators believe Wynn was struck and killed by a passing train.

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October 21, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Auburn police defend response to Misty Upham disappearance

Auburn police are refuting allegations made by relatives of Native American actress Misty Upham that officers mistreated her and didn’t take her Oct. 5 disappearance seriously. Upham, 32, was reported missing by her parents Oct. 6. Her body was found at the bottom of a 150-foot embankment in Auburn near the White River on…

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September 24, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Woman dies in Snohomish County Jail

The Associated Press EVERETT  — A 62-year-old woman with a history of mental health problems died Tuesday in the Snohomish County Jail in Everett. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton says the woman is believed to have suffered a medical emergency. She could not be revived by medics. The woman had been living in Compass Health mental health housing in…

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September 22, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Worker dies at Weyerhaeuser mill in Longview

The Associated Press LONGVIEW — A worker for an electrical contractor died while installing wiring at the Weyerhaeuser mill in Longview. Police say a co-worker noticed Scott Trapp “was down” Saturday afternoon. The (Longview) Daily News reports the 50-year-old Vancouver man could not be revived by other workers or firefighters, and he was declared dead at the scene. The Cowlitz…

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September 16, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Coroner seeks help to identify body found on Orcas Island

The Associated Press FRIDAY HARBOR — The San Juan County coroner is seeking the public’s help in positively identifying the body of a man discovered in a partially collapsed tent this month. Coroner Randall Gaylord says a Texas driver’s license was found with the body, which was discovered Sept. 6 by a fisherman in Moran State Park,…

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September 10, 2014 at 5:56 PM

Body of climber found near North Bend

NORTH BEND  — A King County sheriff’s spokeswoman says the body of a climber who fell while climbing Mount Garfield near North Bend, Washington, has been located. KOMO-TV reportsthat Sgt. DB Gates says the man in his 30s apparently fell while climbing the Infinite Bliss route with a female partner. Gates says the woman wasn’t hurt…

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September 4, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Police identify body found at Vancouver recycling center

The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. UPDATED: The body of a Vancouver man was found among refuse at a recycling center in west Vancouver Wednesday night. Police were called to the West Van Materials Recovery Center, 6601 N.W. Old Lower River Road, when workers found the body just after 8:30 p.m., according to police and dispatch records. Investigators with the…

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