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February 19, 2015 at 5:18 PM

Woman found in South Park alley identified

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified a woman whose body was found in a South Park alley as Celina Anne Petersen, 26. An autopsy revealed the woman suffered fatal blunt-force trauma to the head. Her death has been classified as a homicide. Police were called to the alley near 12th Avenue South and South Sullivan Street about…


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February 11, 2015 at 10:40 AM

Victim of 1987 killing in Arizona identified as Spokane teen

The Associated Press MARANA, Ariz. — Authorities in southern Arizona say they’ve identified a teenage girl who was fatally shot in 1987 as being from Spokane, Washington. The Marana Police Department announced Wednesday that DNA submitted by relatives for testing showed conclusively that the victim was Deanna Lee Criswell. Police say Criswell would have been 16 years old…


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February 10, 2015 at 4:43 PM

Body found in vacant Bellevue apartment identified

The body found in a vacant apartment in Bellevue Saturday afternoon has been identified as that of a 29-year-old woman. Annelise Harrison died Wednesday, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Her cause of death has not been determined, pending toxicology results. Harrison’s body was discovered in The Ridgedale Apartments, in the 600 block of…


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February 9, 2015 at 6:07 PM

Police: Person found dead in Tacoma ravine

The Associated Press TACOMA — Police in Tacoma say they have recovered a body from a ravine and are investigating the death. The News Tribune reports that police spokeswoman Loretta Cool says a report about a possible body sighting came in Sunday afternoon. Officers secured the area overnight and recovered the body Monday. The Pierce County medical examiner’s…


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February 9, 2015 at 11:13 AM

Bellevue police seek answers on body found in vacant apartment

Bellevue police are waiting to hear from the King County Medical Examiner’s Office on a body found Saturday in a vacant apartment. Once the medical examiner determines the cause and manner of death, investigators will decide how to proceed, police said Monday morning. Police have not disclosed whether the body was that of a man or a woman. Maintenance workers…


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January 21, 2015 at 3:02 PM

Body found in Snohomish lake identified as Lake Forest Park man

A body recovered from Blackmans Lake in Snohomish on Jan. 11 has been identified as Nicholas E. Dolan of Lake Forest Park. Dolan, 38, was last seen fishing on the lake Dec. 6 by another fisherman as Dolan has inflating a blue kayak in the parking lot. Authorities launched a search after finding the partially sunken kayak in the lake,…


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January 21, 2015 at 10:33 AM

Dog guards hunter’s body in Ridgefield refuge duck blind

The Associated Press LONGVIEW — A dog protecting its owner wouldn’t let a manager at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge approach the duck blind where the hunter had fatally collapsed. The Clark County sheriff’s office says Ridgefield police removed the aggressive dog using a catch pole Tuesday evening and medics confirmed the 54-year-old man was dead, presumably…


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December 16, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Body found near Wapato was homicide victim

The Associated Press YAKIMA — The autopsy on a body found by hunters east of Wapato showed extensive trauma to his skull. The Yakima County sheriff’s office says detectives are investigating the death of 29-year-old Omar Vargas-Cortez as a homicide. The body was found Sunday afternoon and the autopsy was performed Monday. The sheriff’s office says Vargas-Cortez had been…


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December 8, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Hospital: Pharmacy error led to patient’s death in Oregon

The Associated Press PORTLAND — An Oregon hospital says last week’s death of a patient who was given the wrong medication occurred because of the error of a hospital pharmacy worker who inadvertently filled an IV bag with the wrong drug. The mistake was one of several revealed Monday by the St. Charles Health System that led…


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December 4, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Human remains found in NE Washington

The Associated Press NEWPORT, Pend Oreille County — Authorities say a hiker found human remains near U.S. Highway 2, west of Newport in northeast Washington. KREM-TV reports that investigators think the remains found Tuesday have been there at least a year. Pend Oreille County sheriff’s deputies say the area is known for transient camps. Officials say the remains…


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