FOLLOWUP: South Delridge stabbing victim identified

(WSB photo from Friday night)

3:35 PM: The King County Medical Examiner has just identified the victim of last Friday night’s deadly stabbing in South Delridge as 34-year-old Michael Abay. His cause of death is listed as multiple stab wounds. We also asked Seattle Police for an update on the case, but they have no new information. Police told WSB on Friday night that they received a call about someone lying in the street in the 1600 block of SW Cambridge, and when they arrived, the victim was already dead.

As noted here on Friday night, this was the third homicide of the year in West Seattle, after the May shooting of Lorenzo Marr at West Seattle Stadium and the June stabbing of Jonathan Pecina near Luna/Anchor Park, and no arrests have been reported in those cases either. If you have any information in any of those cases, the SPD Homicide Unit tip line is 206-233-5000.

9:47 PM: In a comment, Marianne shared this crowdfunding link through which Mr. Abay’s family is seeking help with funeral expenses.

3 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: South Delridge stabbing victim identified"

  • Marianne July 23, 2018 (9:41 pm)

    While out for a walk, I stopped by the memorial on the corner of 17th SW and SW Cambridge St. this evening.  Michael’s friends were having a BBQ and taking donations on a GoFundMe site set up for Michael’s family.  His friends will be having a car wash at the same location on Saturday.  Here is the link to the GoFundMe site: From reading about Michael and hearing his friends sing his praises , it sounds like he made a positive impact in the community.

    • WSB July 23, 2018 (9:46 pm)

      Thanks, Marianne. I searched many places onlne for more info about Mr. Abay but this did not come up, so I appreciate you sharing it.

  • Missingmike August 11, 2018 (10:16 pm)

    #MikeTheMost I miss you so much. I can’t believe someone took YOUR life. They couldn’t have known you, cuz if they did…you’d still be alive..breathing…laughing…hugging everyone and saying how much you love us! You were the best person in the world…so full of life, no matter what was thrown at you. Sitting here wishing the bastard who took your life can loose his life to the system…i can’t wish death upon somebody but i sure wish that bastard could switch spots with you. I miss you Mikey!

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