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August 29, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Police: Blood found in Auburn likely came from homicide victim

The Washington State Patrol crime lab has determined blood found on items left along an Auburn roadway earlier this month came from 30-year-old Brandon Shane Zomalt, Auburn police said on Friday. Auburn police Cmdr. Mike Hirman said Zomalt was last seen two weeks before the discovery of the bloody clothing and carpeting off Peasley Canyon Road on Aug. 13. “We…

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August 25, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Man found dead in state fair parking lot

The Associated Press PUYALLUP — A man has been found dead in a parking lot at the Washington State Fair. Puyallup police say citizens called 911 just before 5:30 p.m. Sunday to say there was a body in the blue parking lot. The News Tribune reports the death of the 27-year-old from Puyallup is being investigated as suspicious….

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July 21, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Construction worker falls to death at Bellevue College

Update at 12:31 p.m.: The Bellevue Police Department says the construction worker who fell to his death was 31. The state Department of Labor & Industries is investigating the accident. Original post: A man who was working at the construction site of a new building at Bellevue College died this morning after falling off a ladder…

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July 10, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Remains found where Oregon teen went missing in 2005

The Associated Press MILTON-FREEWATER, Ore. — Loggers have found human remains scattered near a Blue Mountains recreation area where an Eastern Oregon teenager went missing nine years ago. The East Oregonian reports that state medical examiners are investigating. Loggers found the skeletal remains Monday off a road near Harris Park, which is owned by Umatilla County. It’s about…

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May 28, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Cayman Islands cops probe death of Washington native

The Associated Press GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — Cayman Islands police said Wednesday they are investigating the death of a U.S. man who worked in the British territory’s offshore financial sector. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service identified the man as 38-year-old James Dean McLaughlin. He was originally from  Washington state, but police did not provide a…

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May 27, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Documents lead to man suspected of placing body in shopping cart

A man who was arrested in connection with the death of another man whose body was found in a shopping cart in South Seattle last week was tracked down through documents that were left in the cart, according to a court document released Tuesday. The 46-year-old suspect, who is not being named because he has not yet been charged,…

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May 22, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Body found in shopping cart in Rainier Valley

Update at 1:53 p.m.: Police are now saying the victim may not have been stabbed, as earlier reported. Police say they are still trying to determine the cause of death, although the official ruling will have to be made by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Update at 1:06 p.m.: A woman who lives near where the body…

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May 7, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Will shoe photo solve mystery of foot found on Seattle waterfront?

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has released this photo of a sneaker found along Seattle’s waterfront  on Tuesday that contained a human foot. The shoe is a white New Balance with blue trim, men’s size 10-1/2. The model of shoe first went on sale in April 2008, according to the medical examiner’s office. In addition,…

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May 6, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Human foot in sneaker found on Seattle waterfront

A human foot in a white New Balance sneaker was found on the shore at Centennial Park, near Pier 68, around 10 this morning by volunteers cleaning the park, according to the Port of Seattle. “They were cleaning up trash at the park and came across a tennis shoe,” said Port of Seattle spokesman Peter McGraw. “Upon further…

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April 29, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Homicide victim found buried in Kitsap County identified

Remains of a homicide victim unearthed almost five years ago have been identified, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. Now detectives hope to find out who killed the man. The victim was Jonatan Luna Rodriguez, who was born in 1990, the sheriff’s office said today. He had assumed the identity of a family member and…

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