Person dies in Junction alley (Tuesday update)

12:24 PM: Thanks for the tips about the police/fire response in the alley east of the 4500 block of 44th SW in The Junction around 11 am, just east of Wells Fargo. Police told us the call came in as a person down, and the person had died. Archived emergency-radio audio indicates someone was trying to perform CPR before responders arrived, and SFD continued trying, but the person could not be revived. It’ll be up to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death. No other info so far.

ADDED MONDAY: We doublechecked with police today, and they reiterate that so far, there’s “nothing suspicious” about the death. The ME’s Office has not yet released a name or cause of death. The person who tried to save him and initially called 911 described the person as a man.

4 Replies to "Person dies in Junction alley (Tuesday update)"

  • Sad July 4, 2022 (3:43 pm)

    May they Rest In Peace. Sending prayers to family and friends to the departed.WSB- Do you you have any updates yet?

  • Terri July 4, 2022 (4:10 pm)

    I am sorry to hear this. Thank you to the person who provided assistance, and condolences to all who care for the deceased.

  • Scubafrog July 4, 2022 (7:03 pm)

    My deepest condolences to the friends and family.  And thank you to the person who aided with CPR.  

  • WSCurmudgeon July 4, 2022 (11:21 pm)

    About 3PM, a friend and I walked through the parking lot for a close look at the mural. We weren’t aware of the emergency response at the time,  but noticed no evidence that anything out of the ordinary had recently occurred.

    “… send not to know
    For whom the bell tolls,
    It tolls for thee.”

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