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Kent police investigating death

Post by Sara Schilling / The News Tribune on Nov. 12, 2011 at 7:48 pm |
November 13, 2011 8:05 am

Kent police said there were no signs of “violent trauma” on two men found unconscious Saturday in a running car inside a garage at an apartment complex.

One man, a 30-year-old from Kent, died at the scene. Emergency workers revived the other man, and he was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with life-threatening injuries, Kent police said in a news release.

Officers were called to the Somerset Apartments at 25200 109th Avenue Southeast at 2:18 p.m. to a report of a suspicious situation. Police said the door was wedged shut, and after emergency workers gained entry they found the two men in a mid-1990s Chevrolet Caprice sedan. KIRO-TV reported that the car was in reverse, and officers used a patrol car to block it.

“This is a very unusual situation,” Kent Police Commander Pat Lowery wrote in the news release. “The next step of our investigation is to determine what took the one man’s life, while waiting to see if we can talk to the other man.”

The garage formerly was leased by the surviving man, who moved out of the apartment complex in September, police said.

Neither man’s name was released.

Toxicology test results may help determine “if anything else may have contributed to the situation,” the release said.

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