Investigation under way after bone found at Alki

Police were at Alki Beach early this morning after someone found what the SPD summary describes as “a bone she thought to be of human origin.” One of the two people who found it near the west restroom building brought it home and contacted police around 2 am. Officers took possession of it and transported it to the Medical Examiner’s Office for further investigation. They then looked around where it was found, but, the report says, “A search for a scene was inconclusive.” No further description of the bone so far.

8 Replies to "Investigation under way after bone found at Alki"

  • 4thGenWestSide November 22, 2021 (4:30 pm)

    That doesn’t sound good.  Must be legitimate if the police also thought it may be human.  Will be interested in hearing any follow up. 

    • Just wondering November 22, 2021 (5:13 pm)

      Wasn’t there a suitcase with body parts found on Alki?

      • WSB November 22, 2021 (5:35 pm)

        Yes, the notorious Burien double murder whose victims were dumped in suitcases that turned up off Anchor Park and on the Duwamish.

        • helpermonkey November 23, 2021 (8:17 am)

          Any news on that case?  

          • WSB November 23, 2021 (10:15 am)

            I’ve been checking on it periodically. Hearings every few weeks, mostly resulting in another pushback of the trial date, now set for late February. Most interesting thing is that the BBC documentary crew that interviewed us while working on a piece about the case remains fascinated by it and has obtained permission to record or maybe even broadcast the trial.

  • WSCurmudgeon November 23, 2021 (6:58 am)

    If you find what you suspect are human remains:  leave them where you find them and report them immediately to the law enforcement agency with primary responsibility for the location. The less disturbance,  the more evidence of what befell the person (or creature) will be detectable by a forensic anthropologist who knows how to preserve the evidence.  

    To help you remember this advice is that universal expert, Prof Fats Waller (3+ minutes)

  • Lisa Angel November 23, 2021 (5:45 pm)

    WSCURMUDGEON GR8 ADVICE, CRIME SCENE NEEDS TO BE LOOKED AT N BONE MAYBE CONTAMINATED.Ever heard about the feet in tennis shoes washing up on Vancouver beaches, scary stuff…Loving Fats Waller…

  • KJ November 29, 2021 (12:43 am)

    Finds a “human” bone, puts it in their car, and takes it home? Having tough time getting past the reality of this fact for whatever their reason is. 

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