Police investigating death between Myers Way and Highway 509

We’ve been out trying to find out more about a police investigation on the slope between Myers Way and Highway 509, and we’ve just learned that they’re looking into a death. Seattle Fire was called earlier, and tells us the person who died is a 25-year-old man. SPD says it was originally reported as an overdose “in a wooded area” that’s known as an unauthorized encampment. But the man’s cause of death will be determined by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. The SPD response on the shoulder of southbound Highway 509 – part of it is in our photo above – led to quite a slowdown for a while but some of the units have since left.

12 Replies to "Police investigating death between Myers Way and Highway 509"

  • unknown June 6, 2017 (9:50 am)

    I’m surprised not one single comment…not even about the traffic being messed up by this. I know this was “just” a homeless person who was probably a drug addict but he was still a human being and someone lost a loved one even though he chose the “wrong” type of life to live doesn’t mean they won’t grieve… my condolences and now may he rest in peace.

    • Trish June 8, 2017 (10:38 am)

      Thank you! Dillon was on his way to treatment he had a bed waiting for him on Monday. He was a very kind kid he his my baby brother 

      • tc June 11, 2017 (10:48 pm)

        Your brother has been waiting on that “bed” for treatment for a while… Since November 2015 to be exact. That is the same story given by (your brother) Dillon Graham, after he was arrested for Unlawful Imprisonment & Investigating Fugitive charges out of Arizona, when he violated his parole (for the charges of Aggrivated Assault, Temp Disfigurement-DV and Kidnap- DV).

        He was kind, you say… What kind?

        Last month, he beat his ex-girlfriend up, until she saw stars, leading to a current warrant for DV Assault 4… Then him robbing & physically assaulting yet another female, which leads to his tragic end… That kind of person, is anything but kind.

        • Irene June 14, 2017 (6:44 pm)

          FIRST OFF DILLON GRAHAM WAS A GREAT MAN I KNOW DILLON GRAHAM WHEN I FIRST MEET HIM IN JR HIGH SCHOOL N HE WAS GREAT MAN N NO ONE HAS NO FU*KING SAY SO ABOUT HIS CHARGE IN AZ CUZ YOU GUYS DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED SO PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT HIM LIKE HE WAS A BAD GUY EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES N IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW HIM KEEP IT TO YOUR SELF CUZ HE WAS A GREAT N LOVING MAN THAT I WILL ALWAYS LOVE.. R.I.P DILLON P GREAHAM.. IF I COULD SEE HIM N JUST TALK TO HIM I WILL TELL HIM I STILL HAVE YOUR NAME ON ME..  

  • Ann June 6, 2017 (10:09 am)

    I drove by there yesterday, around 5 pm-ish and saw the body in a body bag being taken into the ambulance. Was wondering what was happening and felt bad for unknown person …. 

  • Neighborhood Joe June 6, 2017 (10:43 am)

    This Unauthorized homeless dump hole needs to be removed I have had my house broke into at 12:45AM by someone from there. I have found drug needles at the end of my driveway. King County Sherriff dept told me that Seattle Police Dept won’t patrol that area even though there often gunfire and fights and the drugs. Meyers Way South looks like a junk yard slash garbage dump. Ed Murry is on my S*#&t list. Move these people to the airport property that was cleared for the 3rd runway out in Seatac it’ll be like a campground for them and they will have access to a busline and stores

  • Pat LeMoine June 7, 2017 (5:14 pm)

    We would like an update on this story.  Rumors are getting more extreme and the police and media are being very quiet.  I saw four people in handcuffs and later two taken away.  Someone from the LGBQ community beaten to death is the rumor I keep hearing.

    • WSB June 7, 2017 (6:51 pm)

      We’re “the media” and we’re not being quiet – we’ve reported everything we know so far. This was our update yesterday.

      http://westseattleblog.com/2017/06/followup-police-arrest-suspect-in-encampment-death/

      One person arrested. He is still in jail, bail set at $1 million. We’ll likely find out tomorrow if charges are filed.

      Sometimes at crime scenes you see more people in handcuffs but that doesn’t mean they were arrested – it means they were in custody, perhaps briefly, while police sort the situation out.

      As for the victim, he has just been identified as 24-year-old Dillon P. Graham, and I am adding that and the cause of death to our Tuesday story. As for his sexual orientation, that is not something mentioned in Medical Examiner ID reports, but assuming the suspect is charged, the court documents might reveal more about the circumstances and motive. – Tracy

    • Trish June 8, 2017 (10:41 am)

      That is correct he was beaten. He was my baby brother

  • JoB June 9, 2017 (8:28 pm)

    Trish.. i am so sorry…
    This is what happens when anyone.. homeless or not.. takes vigilante style justice into their own hands.. he said she said ends in tragedy. 
    every day I cry for the people stuck on that hill 

  • miws June 9, 2017 (8:56 pm)

    Condolences to you, Trish….

    Mike

  • Jeffrey Job June 10, 2017 (10:29 pm)

    Trish, I will be praying for you and your brother. 

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