Police investigating after body found near Longfellow Creek

Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found near 24th/25th SW [map], by Longfellow Creek. We just went to the scene after a tip from a neighbor (thank you) about a big police response.

SPD at the scene included Southwest Precinct commander Capt. Kevin Grossman, who told WSB that this all started with an investigation after a report of a hit-run crash in the area earlier today; near some debris left behind, the body was found. Capt. Grossman said they don’t know yet if the hit-run and death are connected; detectives are at the scene to see what they can find.

15 Replies to "Police investigating after body found near Longfellow Creek"

  • Bill August 24, 2020 (8:27 pm)

    Cross Street(s)??

    • WSB August 24, 2020 (8:48 pm)

      They are listed and mapped in the story. 24th and 25th meet there.

  • Vicente Barraza August 24, 2020 (9:05 pm)

    6500 block of 25th Ave SW in front of my house. The street is closed where it splits from 24th Ave SW along Longfellow Creek just under High PointPolice and coroner on scene now

  • tophat topcat August 24, 2020 (10:14 pm)

    so you got like 9 cops standing there investigating .

    • WSB August 24, 2020 (11:23 pm)

      In a possible homicide case. you would certainly hope so.

    • Delridge Neighbor August 25, 2020 (6:03 am)

      This was very likely an intentional hit and run.  Murder.  I would hope there would be police fully investigating.  

    • Also John August 25, 2020 (8:06 am)

      Someone has hidden a murder victim.  I hope we have 9 officers on the scene.  The more eyes the better.  If it was my family member I’d want more.

  • Vicente Barraza August 24, 2020 (10:52 pm)

    Almost 11 pm and SPD and the Coroner are doing an impressive job documenting this tragedy, cataloging what appears to be lots of evidence scattered all about.I am grateful that we are served by law enforcement dedicated to finding out why this man died and who must be held accountable in the event foul play was involved. 

  • Delridge Neighbor August 25, 2020 (6:01 am)

    This is just horrible. I hope those responsible are found. Someone’s loved one died here in what was likely an intentional hit and run.. Thank you for the update Vicente. 

  • newnative August 25, 2020 (8:44 am)

    So someone was hit by a car and they don’t know if the dead person is related?  This must mean that the hit and run was not responded to at the time of the incident. 

    • WSB August 25, 2020 (9:43 am)

      Circumstances are entirely unclear; following up with police this morning – don’t even know for sure yet if the case is being investigated as a homicide.

      • Jason August 25, 2020 (9:58 am)

        There was a homicide detective asking me questions, I live a house down from the scene. Not sure it’s still as a homicide but the officer stated it was at the time.

        • WSB August 25, 2020 (10:15 am)

          There were definitely homicide detectives at the scene – but that doesn’t mean it was definitely a homicide, depending on what they found or didn’t find, also depending on what the Medical Examiner finds as cause of death. Just want to be sure people are clear on that before making definitive declarations such as “murder victim.” In Tweets by Beat, the call is classified as non-criminal, but that’s not necessarily the final word either.

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