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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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December 2, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Body found in Chinatown-ID park

Seattle police are investigating a suspicious death at a park in Chinatown-International District. Seattle police spokesman Drew Fowler said someone dialed 911 around 8 a.m. Tuesday to report seeing the body at Kobe Terrace, 221 Sixth Ave. S. Homicide detectives are investigating. “It’s suspicious because we don’t know cause of death yet,” Fowler said. Fowler did not have any additional information,…

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November 24, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Man, woman found dead in Kennewick home

The Associated Press KENNEWICK — Law enforcement officials say the bodies of a man and a woman have been found in a Kennewick home. The Tri-City Herald reports that a family friend found the bodies at mid-day Monday. A dog was also found dead. Benton County sheriff’s officers are investigating. No identities were immediately released and no details…

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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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