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Category: Body recovered


Elderly woman’s body found washed ashore on Vashon Island beach

UPDATED 6:23 p.m.

Hikers walking on a Vashon Island beach shortly after noon Monday discovered the body of an elderly woman, the King County Sheriff’s Office reported.

“It looks like she washed ashore,” Sgt. Cindi West said Monday. “Obviously, it’s suspicious anytime someone winds up dead on a beach, but we don’t know how she got there.”

The body was found on Reddings Beach, on the island’s west side and just north of Paradise Cove. While detectives try to determine the woman’s identity, West said the King County Medical Examiner’s Office is expected to perform an autopsy on

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Gathering to support family of Tacoma woman found fatally shot on South Ainsworth

A brief worship service will be held Saturday where 22-year-old Tyliah Young was found dead Sunday.

The service  will be at 11 a.m. on the alley side of 1238 S. Ainsworth Avenue and is open to the public.

The Associated Ministries program, called Moments of Blessing, is meant to “reclaim spaces” where homicides have happened and to support the family and friends of the deceased, according to the organization.

The site will be marked with bamboo poles that have red and purple ribbons.

Young died of multiple gunshot wounds, the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office said today.

Tacoma police have

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Investigator unable to tell if baby buried in Lacey-area yard was stillborn, no evidence infant suffered trauma

A forensic anthropologist wasn’t able to determine if a baby found buried in the yard of a Lacey-area home was alive when its teen mother gave birth, The Olympian reports.

As such, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office won’t refer criminal charges against the teen mother or father, who were both 16 when the remains were discovered in October.

The investigator found no evidence that the baby, which the mother said was a girl, had suffered trauma, Thurston County Cornor Gary Warnock told The Olympian.

The mother told a school nurse about the pregnancy Oct. 16, the nurse told police, and deputies

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Beaten body of unidentified man found tied up in Graham area

A neighbor out for a walk just before lunch discovered a dead body Saturday.

The victim is a white male who was dressed in black with a red bandana, was tied up and had been beaten, Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said. The dead man appears to be in his 40s, and he had no identification.

He was found around 11:45 a.m. Saturday in the 22100 block of 124th Avenue East. Troyer said he wasn’t killed there, but dumped there.

The body was discovered outside a brand new, large home that is vacant and for sale, Troyer said, though detectives

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Body recovered from Puyallup River believed to be missing inner tuber

A body was recovered from the Puyallup River this morning, and authorities believe it is a 29-year-old man who disappeared July 8 while floating downstream on an inner tube.

The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office has not yet identified the body, but it is believed to be Josh McNamara.

The discovery was made about 10 a.m. by a pair of fisherman searching for a spot to set up along the riverbank on Levee Road in Fife. The body was snagged on a log. There was no sign of the red and yellow inner tube that McNamara floated away on.


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Human remains found in burned-out van in rural East Pierce County

Human remains found in a burned-out van Monday morning on a rural road in East Pierce County are being investigated as a suspicious death.

Deputies were called about 7 a.m. to L S Gate, a rural road in the Mount Rainier foothills, Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

The remains have not been identified, but appear to be a man’s, Troyer added.

Officials think the van was set ablaze the night before.

The investigation is ongoing.


Body of missing skier found, recovered

UPDATED: The body of a back country skier who died last week on Red Mountain was recovered and turned over to the Medical Examiner’s Office early yesterday, the King County Sheriff reports..

SAR personnel and Sheriff’s deputies removed the body late Sunday evening and reached Snoqualmie Pass about 3:00 AM.

The official identification and cause of death will come from the Medical Examiner.

POSTED EARLIER: The body of a missing back-country skier was found at about 1 p.m. today near Snoqualmie Pass.

According to the King County Sheriff’s Department, the missing woman, 40, was found by an Alpine ski rescue

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