Death investigation near South Park Bridge

Thanks to the people who sent tips after seeing the recovery of a body along the Duwamish River by the South Park Bridge. That area is in unincorporated King County – known as the “sliver by the river” – so it’s a Sheriff’s Office case, confirms KCSO spokesperson Sgt. Ryan Abbott. He says the person found dead was a man “in his early 40s” found onshore. KCSO Major Crimes Unit detectives are investigating, but Sgt. Abbott says they’re not expecting to have further comment until the Medical Examiner’s Office does an autopsy to find the cause of death.

4 Replies to "Death investigation near South Park Bridge"

  • Alki-Holic September 16, 2020 (10:05 am)

    Thanks for covering this WSB! I live near by and was searching all day for info… It is shocking how many search results came up for bodies that have been found in the Duwamish River in the past several years!! Yikes!!

    • WSB September 16, 2020 (10:22 am)

      Yes, and under-reported was the fact – revealed in charging documents – that some of the remains in the “suitcase-bodies” case were dumped in the river, too. Yikes indeed.

  • Korri M. September 20, 2020 (11:07 pm)

    Well do anyone know who this guy is? Has anyone contacted his family? 

    • WSB September 20, 2020 (11:21 pm)

      His ID was not publicly released prior to when we reported in a followup that investigators do NOT believe a crime was involved, so that’s where our reporting ends. It would be up to the Medical Examiner’s Office to have notified his family. – TR

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