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September 3, 2013 at 11:03 PM
Seattle police are looking for a 23-year-old woman who was last seen around 5 p.m. Tuesday in the 3800 block of NE 95th Street, per a department tweet.
The woman was not identified by name but was described as white, 5-feet-1-inch tall and 180 pounds. The department said she was wearing black framed glasses, a green Special Olympics T-shirt, black pants and white sneakers. She has a small black and white service dog. Police are asking anyone who sees her to call 911.
November 18, 2012 at 4:34 PM
Seattle police, 40 search and rescue volunteers from the King County Sheriff’s Office and cadaver dogs fanned out across a wooded section of Beacon Hill today to search for the remains of a young Everett woman missing since 2009.
Police recently received a tip that Kelsey Emily Collins’ remains could be found there, said Seattle Police Department Assistant Chief Jim Pugel. Authorites searched the wooded area near Jefferson Park Golf Course, 4101 Beacon Ave S., for more than seven hours without success.
Pugel declined to say who offered investigators the recent tip, but said “we have a strong reason to believe she was killed.”
Seattle police have been investigating Collins’ case since she failed to return home May 9, 2009 after visiting with a friend in Seattle. She had been living with her mother in the 1200 block of 100th Street Southwest in Everett.
Seattle police believe Collins, an 18-year-old who attended Mariner High School, had been forced into working as a prostitute by a pimp who treated her violently. Collins vanished a week after testifying before a federal grand jury in Portland in a case being compiled against her then-36-year-old pimp. Police have never said whether they believe her disappearance was tied to the court testimony.
Pugel declined to say what has led investigators to believe that Collins was killed.
When she disappeared she did not take any of her clothing or other items that might suggest she would be gone for any length of time, police said. She has had no contact with any family members since her disappearance.
July 26, 2012 at 5:28 PM
Update 6:07 p.m.| Diana Gould was found safe in South Seattle this evening, according to Renton Police Department Detective Robert Onishi.
The Renton Police Department wants help in finding an 82-year-old woman missing from a relative’s apartment in the 900 block of Harrington Avenue Northeast.
The woman, Diana Gould, left the apartment in the morning or early afternoon today and her family is concerned because she doesn’t usually leave on her own and recently moved to the area.
She’s described as 5-feet, 6-inches, 165 pounds and usually wearing a short, blonde wig.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Renton Police Department at 425-430-7500.
June 15, 2012 at 5:02 PM
The body of a 22-year-old Kent woman who fell into Green River Thursday night was found this afternoon, according to Tim Perciful, a spokesman for the King County Fire Department.
Lumauig, a nursing student who had recently emigrated from the Philippines, was hiking with four other family and friends near the Green River Gorge Bridge when she slipped and fell in around 7 p.m. Thursday night.
Her cousin went into the river after her, but lost his grip on her and watched her wash farther downstream, according to Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff’s Office.
The male was rescued by the King County sheriff’s marine unit and transported to Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw for treatment of hypothermia.
A steep trail near the area Lumauig slipped from turns into a slippery, slate rock that rises about 12 feet above the water, West said.
“We were slipping around them ourselves as we were trying to rescue the young man,” said West, who was part of the rescue operation. Rescuers worked until almost 11 p.m. Thursday night and then resumed their search around 10 a.m. this morning.
The Lumauig’s body was found about two miles from where she slipped into the river, Perciful said. After a helicopter spotted her pink backpack searchers were sent on rafts to recover her body.
A man who lives nearby in the Green River Gorge Resort said he met the group of hikers. John Thompson said they arrived in a car with California license plates and parked about 1/4 mile from the Green River Gorge Bridge.
Thompson advised the group to stay on a main trail that would take them to the ghost town of Franklin. He warned them, he said, to stay off the fork trails towards the river because the banks and the river below are notoriously dangerous.
Last month Everett City Councilman Drew Nielsen drowned not far from where the hikers fell in during a rafting trip. The current was so strong in the area that after his raft turned over the current ripped off Nielsen’s life vest.
The water in the area is also extremely cold even as the air above it warms up. Captain Mark Konoske of the King County Sheriff’s Office warned those tempted to go for a swim that one can’t be in the water very long before getting hypothermia.
February 5, 2012 at 2:01 PM
Pierce County sheriff’s deputies say they believe Josh Powell, the husband of a Utah woman who has been missing since 2009, and their two young boys were killed in a home explosion in Graham on Sunday afternoon.
A case worker dropped the boys off at Powell’s home for a visitation.
The case worker ”was forced out, and an explosion happened shortly thereafter,” said Ed Troyer, spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office.
Troyer said all three bodies had been recovered, but their identities have not yet been confirmed. Troyer said the sheriff’s office is treating the explosion as an intentional act.
The house, at 8119 189th St. Court East, is considered unstable, but the flames are out, and no other nearby properties are in danger. Troyer said.
Powell has been a person of interest in the investigation into his wife’s disappearance but has not been arrested or charged in the case.There is not points to locate on the map
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