UPDATE: Police seeking public’s help about body found in duffel bag Monday


EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated with new information at 5:30 p.m. on July 27:

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Photos courtesy King County Sheriff’s Office.

UPDATE: The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help finding information about a body discovered in a duffel bag in SeaTac on Monday morning, July 27.

As we previously reported, a body was discovered by apartment complex workers Monday morning in a duffel bag (NOTE: our original report said it was a suitcase). Police were called and found what appeared to be a body left next to a dumpster. Homicide detectives responded to investigate and have been canvassing the area for leads.

The body has been turned over the Medical Examiner’s Office to attempt to identify and determine the cause of death.

Detectives with the King County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit are looking for any information on an unidentified person whose remains were found in a duffel bag at an apartment complex.

Monday morning at about 8:30 a.m., SeaTac Police were called to S. 204th Street and 30th Ave S. by a maintenance worker who found what appeared to be a body. When deputies arrived they found a decomposed body in a duffel bag next to a dumpster in the apartment complex.

The body was turned over the medical examiner’s office to attempt to identify the remains and determine the cause of death. Sheriff’s detectives are investigating this as a possible homicide and have been canvassing the area as well as reviewing recent missing person reports.

Based on the circumstances, Sheriff’s detectives do not believe there is a link between this death and another body discovered in the Kent area two months ago (more about that case here). Detectives continue to investigate that separate incident and are still trying to identify the person who was found in the suitcase.

If anyone has information on the identity of the victim or knows possible details about the above incident, they are urged to call the King County Sheriff’s Office 24/7 at (206) 296-3311.


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