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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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September 2, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Seattle man dies rock climbing in British Columbia

The Associated Press KELOWNA, B.C. — British Columbia authorities say a Seattle man fell to his death while rock climbing south of Penticton. The British Columbia Coroners Service has identified the man who died Saturday as 31-year-old Stas Eric Gray. Gray was climbing with friends on a rock-climbing site called Skaha Bluffs. Regional coroner Larry Marzinzik says Gray was…


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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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