Body washes up on south West Seattle beach

Not much information yet, but police are investigating after a body washed up on a south West Seattle beach. It was first reported by a passing boater as “somewhere between Seahurst and Lowman,” police tell us, and then a kayaker’s report helped them locate the body on a beach between Brace Point and The Arroyos. All they know is that the person appears to be female. They have called in the Medical Examiner, whose job it will be to determine the cause of death and identification.

9 Replies to "Body washes up on south West Seattle beach"

  • waikikigirl July 21, 2019 (3:39 pm)

    This is so sad…any info yet?

  • ACG July 22, 2019 (11:24 am)

    Any info, WSB?  Been thinking of the victim and her family. 

    • WSB July 22, 2019 (11:41 am)

      Now that the public-affairs office has opened for the week, I have an inquiry out, but haven’t heard anything back yet. The call is categorized in the Tweets by Beat log as non-criminal, which suggests no foul play suspected.

      • Jessica July 22, 2019 (7:26 pm)

        Have they identified the woman yet? 

        • WSB July 22, 2019 (9:05 pm)

          Short answer, I don’t know.
          Police didn’t answer my inquiry today. (The case however is classified as non-criminal.)
          There are two listings on today’s Medical Examiner “media hotline” that COULD be her – but the info is so vague, hard to say for sure.
          Will keep trying.

          • Jessica July 24, 2019 (6:26 pm)

            Any more updates? 

          • WSB July 24, 2019 (7:56 pm)

            All I have so far is that police’s initial assessment was that the body showed no signs of trauma. I also have a case # to try to pursue with the ME’s office.

          • Je July 29, 2019 (4:19 pm)

            Was it a 62 year old woman?

          • WSB July 29, 2019 (6:42 pm)

            I still don’t know. Only that the person was described as female. If I am ever able to find out more, I’ll publish an update.

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