UPDATE: Body found in Duwamish River

11:07 AM: A large police/fire response along the Duwamish River this morning followed the discovery of a body in the water. A Seattle Police spokesperson tells WSB they got word from Port of Seattle PD, and a search/recovery operation ensued. We went to the area south of Herring’s House Park after tips from passersby who noticed the sizable police presence. SFD and SPD teamed up for the recovery operation. We have no information yet about the person who was found – not even gender/age, nor how they died, which will be up to the King County Medical Examiner to determine.

12:08 PM: Southwest Precinct Operations Lt. Steve Strand has one additional detail – he tells us the person who died was an “adult male.”

10 Replies to "UPDATE: Body found in Duwamish River"

  • Tamsen Spengler September 19, 2018 (12:39 pm)

    Thanks for letting us know it was a Male. Was so worried it would be Jackie. Sorry to hear it was anybody. 

    • Diane September 19, 2018 (12:48 pm)

      same here; I’ve been refreshing this post, afraid it could be Jackie; relieved it’s not her, but still very worried, missing 2 days; sorry to hear about loss of whoever is the male found in our river 

  • JB September 20, 2018 (8:34 am)

    This was my brother-in-law. Thank you, ladies, for being so much more courteous in these comments than the folks commenting over at some of the other news sites. I pray your loved one Jackie is found safe.

    • WSB September 20, 2018 (8:55 am)

      I am very sorry for your loss.

    • Lacey September 20, 2018 (7:38 pm)

      I am so sorry, JB. What a terrible and unexpexted loss this must be for you and your family. 

    • RCS September 24, 2018 (9:11 am)

      I am very sorry for your loss

    • Lori Stewart September 28, 2018 (8:30 pm)

      My husband and I ministered to ypur brother in law. We are saddened by this. We just found out today from our brother that was a great friend to him. We have pictures of him and even a beautiful video of him singing hymns to the Lord. He truly is missed. Our condolences to ypu and the family.

  • miws September 20, 2018 (9:24 am)

    Condolences to you and your family, JB…—–Mike

  • Ildiko September 24, 2018 (11:04 am)

    My heart goes out to you and your family JB. Please let the community know if there is anything we can do to help you through this. Big hugs.

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