Video: “Person of interest” identified in South Park murder

Just in from Seattle Police – that video and this update:

– Seattle Police homicide detectives have developed a ‘person of interest’ that they believe may be connected to the brutal double stabbing that occurred on July 19 in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood. A 39-year-old woman was killed in the attack. The surviving victim, a 36-year-old woman is recovering from her injuries.

Detectives have uncovered surveillance video of a man that they are now calling a ‘person of interest’. Detectives say that the identity of the man is unknown and they need your assistance to identify him. At this point in the investigation, he is being sought for questioning only. His hair may be shorter than depicted in the attached video. He may or may not still have the brown and white pit bull with him. Detectives believe that the man may frequent South Seattle, as well as Auburn and Federal Way.

Detectives have previously released a sketch of the person they believe responsible for the crime. The suspect is described as a black male, 20-30 years old, 5’10, with a medium brown complexion.

Anyone with information regarding this individual is urged to call the Seattle Police Homicide tip-line at 206 233-5000. Those wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800 222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP486 with your information to CRIMES (274637).

Last night, friends and neighbors gathered outside South Park Community Center to remember the murder victim, Teresa Butz; here’s our story and photos. Meantime, here again is the previously released sketch mentioned in the police statement above:

3 Replies to "Video: "Person of interest" identified in South Park murder"

  • video July 24, 2009 (4:45 pm)

    I can’t see the video *just a blank white space on my computer – is there another place to view it?

  • WSB July 24, 2009 (5:24 pm)

    It’s posted to YouTube for our clip, but maybe your computer has a flash problem? Anyway, the tv news websites all have it up too.

  • bridge to somewhere July 24, 2009 (5:48 pm)

    keep up the good detective work spd . . . hopefully this monster will be in jail shortly.

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