(UPDATE) Man Arrested Following Death Investigation at SR-509 Encampment

UPDATE 6/6: 

As part of Monday’s investigation, SPD Homicide detectives determined an assault had occurred within the encampment. Police arrested a 43-year-old man for investigation of homicide and booked him into the King County Jail.


Seattle Police are conducting a death investigation after a man’s body was found in an encampment Monday afternoon near State Route 509.

At about 1:15 PM, police were called to respond with Seattle Fire to a reported drug overdose an encampment in a wooded area along State Route 509, near Cloverdale Street.

The man’s cause and manner of death will be determined by the King County Medical Examiner’s office.

Police are interviewing witnesses and are asking anyone with information to call investigators at (206) 684-5550.