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November 10, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Portland woman’s body found at windsurfing site

The Associated Press STEVENSON, Skamania County — The Skamania County sheriff’s office says the body of a Portland woman was found at the launch point for a popular windsurfing site on the Columbia River known as Swell City. Undersheriff Dave Cox says the body of 38-year-old Jennifer Gouvea was found by an officer Saturday afternoon next to…

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November 4, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Kitsap County investigating woman’s death, graphic photos

The Associated Press UPDATE: Wednesday, 9:10 a.m. | Deputy Scott Wilson said Wednesday that the identity of the woman found by a relative Tuesday afternoon has yet to be confirmed. The office can’t confirm the online postings but is taking them seriously. Deputies are looking for the woman’s car, a gold 2001 Ford Focus, Washington license 495-YLY. ORIGINAL…

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October 29, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Remains found in Oregon are those of missing Spanaway man

The Associated Press KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Human remains found earlier this month in Klamath County have been identified as those of a Washington state man missing since 2012. The sheriff’s office said Wednesday indications at the time Joseph Aaron Marsh disappeared suggested he was despondent, and an autopsy has confirmed that the cause of death was…

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October 26, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Body found at South Everett recycling company identified

The death of a man whose body was found at a paper- recycling company in South Everett has been ruled an accident by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office. The man has been identified as Travis A. Thurman, 23, of Everett. The cause of death is blunt-force crush injuries, according to the medical examiner.  An employee at Fibres International in the 2600…

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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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