Death investigation on Beach Drive

FRIDAY AFTERNOON: Police are in the 4500 block of Beach Drive SW, at Emma Schmitz Overlook, across from Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, investigating a death. So far, they say, evidence indicates the man whose body was found in a car – reported by a passing jogger – died by suicide. The official determination will be up to the King County Medical Examiner, which has a unit on the way to the scene.

As always with stories mentioning suicide, we want to remind you that if you or someone you know is contemplating self-harm, you can call the Crisis Clinic hotline at any time, 206-461-3222.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: A texter sent this photo of a memorial at the scene:

16 Replies to "Death investigation on Beach Drive"

  • Alki Resident August 18, 2017 (5:46 pm)

    I’m so sorry for any family and friends he may have had. Rest In Peace 

  • Ant Fair August 19, 2017 (11:32 am)

    He was a child.


    Please put you arms around his community as they suffer and grieve. 

    God Bless. 

  • katie hoberecht August 19, 2017 (12:25 pm)

    Rest In Peace Migo. You were so amazing and sweet and I was so blessed to know you. I wish you would have reached out to someone first. You have so many people who love you and are lost over what has happened. We love you and pray you are in a better place looking over us all. 

  • MTS August 19, 2017 (1:55 pm)

    So sorry to his friends and family. We walked by last night and the police were being incredibly respectful and keeping people from the scene. I wish you all peace in the days to come.

  • Christian August 19, 2017 (3:52 pm)

    This was my brother in law, I didn’t get a chance to meet you since our schedules never matched up but I hope that God has you in his grace, and ill look over the family like you always did. Rest in Paradise

  • Mark August 19, 2017 (4:07 pm)

    Rode by the site where a small memorial is in place.  Death is much harder on loved ones left to grieve.

    • WSB August 19, 2017 (4:14 pm)

      I should add to our standard practices, offering resources for suicide victims’ loved ones and others close to them. Here’s one link:

      Meantime, someone texted us a photo of that memorial – by someone who apparently did not even know him but wanted to do something in tribute – and I am adding above. – TR

  • miws August 19, 2017 (4:19 pm)

    Condolences to family and friends….


  • Selina Slater August 19, 2017 (10:23 pm)

  • Guy Olson August 20, 2017 (12:20 am)

    RIP young person!!

  • Bella Cortez August 20, 2017 (1:19 am)

    i really hope youre resting now, youll always be one of my best friends. ill never forget you brother. I love you

  • Breanna Whited August 20, 2017 (1:56 am)

    Miguelito was my student. I loved him fiercely. Please reach out if you are hurting. I can’t tell you the joy he brought to all who knew him. Smiles mask pain. Talk to each other! Miguel, I love you, mi hijo. Your smile is engraved on my heart as is our last hug at graduation. Rest now. I will see you again. Until then, know that in honor of your memory I will strive to reach out to others who may be suffering in silence like you were. Gone too soon. 

  • Marcia August 20, 2017 (12:59 pm)

    To his family, to friends, to his teachers like Breanna, I am so sorry for your loss. Miguel was clearly loved by many in our community. May his memory be for a blessing.

  • Roxana Amaral August 20, 2017 (8:01 pm)

    Miguelito, no lo puedo creer. Lo siento mucho que estabas doliendo tanto. Siempre te voy a recordar como un joven cariñoso, inteligente y exitoso. DEP. Ms Amaral. 

  • Marcy Johnsen August 21, 2017 (9:30 pm)

     I can’t help but keep thinking about that young man so desperate so helpless that he would take his life. I live just a block from where he had parked. Far too many young people are taking their own lives because they feel they can’t reach out or feel there’s no hope or help for them.  There’s got to be a better way to help. My heart goes out  to his family friends and close ones for they were the ones who are still suffering from this tragic loss. RIP Miguel. 

  • Rose August 22, 2017 (9:37 am)

    Miguel , forever in our hearts .. we love you baby boy . Rest easy , your smile will forever light up the west . 

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